Fan submitted reviews of IT (Novel):|
Posted By: Anonymous - March 12th, 2013 10:59:09 am EDT
A stephen king movie is terrifying,spectacular and gruesom. A must see for any fan. Yet the book is better by athousand times. In gut wrenching horror we read and are introduced to our darker selfs. We read and are horrofied yet transfised. It is a perfect exsample of this. This is one of stephen kings best works.
Posted By: Kyle - March 12th, 2013 8:47:40 am EDT
Very good Book
Posted By: Anonymous - February 26th, 2013 1:33:24 pm EST
I saw the movie when i was eight and Tim curry scared the living crap out of me. I liked the movie but never read the book until a few months ago and might I say that it is better than the movie in the sense that special effects in the movie are dated and in the book since your mind produces the images in your head, they're in no way dated and they seem scarier. I like how you incorporated the lives of all the individual characters into the story in a way that made you feel like you actually knew them and the flavor and tone of the story was magnificent. I loved IT and always will...
Posted By: Bran Scott - February 18th, 2013 11:19:18 am EST
so long! But it needed to be that way! such a worth while book! I flelt like i was part of the losers club.
Posted By: Amullen - February 8th, 2013 12:33:23 am EST
Read IT twice when I was in my early and again in my late teens. Love, love this book. Absolutely hate clowns though. Would read it again but am reading his new time travel novel now. He is an awesome story teller!
Posted By: Jimmy - January 28th, 2013 3:23:10 pm EST
Agh, it is killing me, i love this book so much and hearing about this remake/reboot... whatever you call it. I really hope they really... please, really make it a good job on it. But it kills me that it is taking forever with the production if they even has started.. come on!
Posted By: Hazmat - January 27th, 2013 2:10:08 pm EST
I would really like to have the book I already have the movie so I'd appreciate it ALOT if I could get it
Posted By: Frank - January 24th, 2013 8:59:26 am EST
This book is really good... I love the movie and especially the clown..... he is hilarious....
Posted By: Zeke - January 23rd, 2013 10:27:04 am EST
it was a truly good book.
Posted By: Samantha - January 23rd, 2013 2:26:42 am EST
Seriously one of my favorite books of all time and definitely the creepiest thing I have ever read. I started reading it when I was 13 and had literally no idea what was going on, then read it again the summer I was 16. Totally amazing!
Posted By: Jerry - January 21st, 2013 3:16:11 pm EST
The first long novel I ever read and the one I come back to time and again. King has a gift to make the reader connect with one or more characters in a story. This book is terror on a level all other authors reach for but fall pitifully short of. Thank you Steve, from a true constant reader, for the greatest horror story ever.
Posted By: NiNaQ - January 20th, 2013 6:53:50 pm EST
This was the firs book of Mr. King that I read I have a huge fear of clowns an I have to say this was a amazing book my fear of clowns didn't get better but I'm addicted reading insomnia now... Thanx for the best books ever
Posted By: Brandonowsky - January 17th, 2013 12:34:44 pm EST
Master Stephen, I want to thank you for giving the best and most delicious scares, with this great book, IT. Thanks, and continue reading all your bibliography.
Posted By: Name / Nickname - January 3rd, 2013 5:00:08 pm EST
Freakiest book i ever read!!! Love the novel and love the movie!!! Both fantastic. Stephen King has a powerful gift!!!
Posted By: Pricles Linhares - January 2nd, 2013 11:28:18 am EST
I love it, im your Brazilian fan, please come to visit us, We all your fans hope you for years! King's first book that I read and fell in love with his work.
Posted By: Moriah - December 25th, 2012 3:14:21 am EST
IT is my personal all time favorite book I've read it more than once and I never pass up the opportunity to watch the movie. I never knew where the story came from. But I must say that now that I do it just makes the story better.I am personally thankful for your amazing imagination.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 24th, 2012 2:28:06 pm EST
great !! (Y)
Posted By: ABO - December 17th, 2012 1:42:18 pm EST
hi this is one of the Best SK'Books Great story, great Fear story very well done
Posted By: Name / Nickname - December 16th, 2012 9:06:58 pm EST
I love this story, but what I enjoyed most about the book is the cornucopia of every single kind of monster your imagination can create. Although the main monster of the book, of course, is Pennywise the child Killing Clown, there are several other supporting characters that give equally good scares: werewovles, zombies, and ghosts to name but a few. If you have a few hours to spare, I highly recommend this book as a supreme form of major entertainment!
Posted By: Azfer - December 12th, 2012 10:36:28 pm EST
IT by stephen king is a good book i have not read though
Posted By: Mark - December 9th, 2012 4:31:07 pm EST
I discovered IT for the first time while on a family vacation to Cape Town in 1990. I was twelve years old. Somehow I got my parents to buy me the book and my introduction to the power of words and the comfortable language of Stephen King's storytelling began. I clearly remember my excitement and wonder at being drawn into a such a vivid world created only by words and my own imagination for the fist time. Gone were the limp tales of the typical twelve year old's experience. I was immediately hooked. Since then I have owned quite a few copies of IT and have revisited the characters many times. Most of the copies I've owned were lost to friends in an attempt to share my fascination with the characters and events - to share the enthralling magic of a good story. I obviously continued reading Stephen's books as well as many others, but IT has always retained a certain romantic identity to me. My last visit to Derry and the Losers was near the end of last year and it was as captivating and emotive as ever. I'm reading 11.22.63 at the moment (if you don't own a copy yet, buy one NOW!) and found myself inexplicably near tears at Jake's meeting of Richie and Bev near the Barrens. I still find it enchanting how words on a page are able to evoke real emotion. Stephen should be pleased to know that like me, there are countless others whose spirits have been touched in a genuine way by his work and whose appreciation for the written word stems from these encounters. Good stories do that to you. They open doors to thoughts, ideas and emotions which would otherwise have remained shut. They enrich our lives and sometimes even shape our futures. That is the power of words, and IT was my introduction to this experience. This is by far my favourite book by my favourite author!
Posted By: Kevin - December 9th, 2012 1:45:23 pm EST
I'm reading currently reading IT in the hardcover and it is amazing! I'm on 259 right now and I can't put it down unless I have to do homework or write my book or just stop reading for an hour to do something because I have a headache (that happens a lot when I read for a long time). But I definitely recommend this book to anyone. So far it hasn't gotten scary, but hopefully soon.
Posted By: Mary. - November 28th, 2012 11:35:30 am EST
All i can say is that i love this book and i was actually responding to Bills comment. Bill,i found your story very touching and i seriousley cried a little, I hope u are doing well!
Posted By: Joseph - November 13th, 2012 5:47:45 pm EST
I LOVE this book!!! ever since i started reading it, I refuse to put this book down! Some people complain about how long/ how thick the book is, but I say they need patience. The story is complex and spell-binding, the writing is really effective, the characters seem like real people, and strangely, this book is the reason I'm terrified of clowns. Hopefully when I read this book again, I'll conquer my fear of clowns. If not, I'll still want to read it multiple times cause it's a REALLY GOOD book. Definitely among his best books!!!
Posted By: Bill - October 28th, 2012 3:27:29 am EDT
During the summer of 1990 I was an isolated and lonely boy of 10. "It" had been published only 4 years prior but the used copy I found on that sweltering summer afternoon looked ancient, like it had been to hell and back. The book had no cover and was held together with various kinds of tape that was already dried out and flaking away. It smelled of dead leaves and old water. Later, I would come to define the smell as that of the Barrens. Surely, this was the smell of Derry near the Standpipe where Stan Uris saw those dead boys. A thinly scrawled name on the title page told me this copy had belonged to an American soldier stationed in Germany. How It found its way back to America and into my 10 year old hands I will never know. It would become the first novel I ever read and the work would do more to shape my character than any other childhood influence I can recall. Sure there was a lot there I could not understand and a dictionary quickly became Its constant companion, but there was also a lot that I did understand and wanted to understand even more. Like so many other readers and fans before me I truly felt that I was a silent eighth member of the Losers Club. I was 10 like the children in the story and I was called Bill then. I liked to imagine that I was Bill Denbrough, that this group of friends were my friends and that it was up to me to try to help them in any way that I could. It was all real to me. I feared with them, fought with them, laughed with them and suffered with them. I hated Henry Bowers as if he were one of the bullies that made my own life hell. I have read It many times as an adult and each time, I have drawn renewed strength from the book while being transported back to those turbulent and frightening days of my youth. It will always be so much more than just a story to me. It planted a seed in the fertile and hungry garden of my mind. The story ceased to be a book and is today, more like a memory projected in my thoughts with all the vividness and abstraction of childhood imaginings. I dont remember reading It for the first time so much as I remember experiencing It. I have never had the privilege to meet Mr. King though in me, he has a lifelong dedicated admirer of his work. I have no delusions of grandeur that anything I might wish to say or commit to paper would ever reach his ears or eyes and really, what could I say to him that legions of fan boys havent said already since long before I was born? I imagine after enough years, a man would tire of even admiration. I know this is in no way a book review. I just wanted to take a moment to explain how much Mr. Kings work, especially It means to me. I thank you Mr. King for all your masterful works, for trudging on through the early years of your career when things were difficult and dark and your future was uncertain. Thank you for the more than four decades of unwavering commitment to your craft and your fans. Most of all, thank you Mr. King, for being there for a 10 year old boy that felt he was alone in the world, for introducing him to seven other children who were alone in their world, and for helping him understand that if you can muster the strength to fight back, whether its being brave enough to put your foot in an x-ray machine at a shoe store or facing down the dead lights of Pennywise himself, even losers can be heroes. The weak can stand against the likes of the Henry Bowers of this world and succeed. Thank you for being there Mr. King for me.
Posted By: Gregory - October 16th, 2012 3:07:23 pm EDT
i want the book because the movie was creepy ;) :0
Posted By: Yella_reb - October 15th, 2012 9:36:17 pm EDT
"Ok. So you should read a King novel 'cause you're moving to Bangor," says Uncle Bruce. Why not? He's a local celebrity. You'll need something to talk about if you're standing in a bagel line together... Well now that I know that "Derry" is a manifestation of all that is evil, I'll think twice about drinking the water... Thanks Mr. King for forever changing the way I'll view the Standpipe! Great novel! Can't wait to be a Yankee convert!
Posted By: Banana - October 11th, 2012 2:48:19 pm EDT
I love this book!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jayvee - October 7th, 2012 8:11:25 pm EDT
This the best book I've read from Stephen King and was the first book I've read from him more than a decade ago now. I've read a lot of Stephen King novels and short stories but still I can't forget how the details of how Pennywise was terrorizing the children of Derry. It is still my favorite novel among all of King's stories and It still will be.
Posted By: Jt - October 2nd, 2012 3:53:02 pm EDT
I think this book is very good
Posted By: BachMan39 - September 23rd, 2012 10:54:57 am EDT
Genuinely terrifying novel that is also nuanced with characters and circumstances I could identify with.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 17th, 2012 3:18:16 pm EDT
True horror has nothing to do with giant alien spiders. I believe it is one of King's weaknesses that his novels usually end in a grand battle between good and evil, which is why I prefer Carrie or The Shining over "It" and "Salem's Lot." For Jack Torrance the horror comes from within, he is the monster he dreads, it's as simple as that. No clowns, no aliens, no nonsense, and I would include The Shining among the greatest novels ever written, right next to the classics.That being said, "It" was an excellent book, except for the last part, where I fought to maintain suspension of disbelief for the reasons I just mentioned.
Posted By: Man14 - September 12th, 2012 1:28:59 pm EDT
I must confess I saw the 3 hour long made for TV film first, and only read the novel much later. It must have been in 1991, when I was 18 years old. I rented it, went home and spent the next 3 hours staring at the tv screen, totaly absorbed by the amazing story unfolding before my eyes. The film isn't brilliant, the screenplay left out a lot of what was in the novel that I thought should be in (although I only became aware of all this after I read the novel), and the casting was less than inspired - with the exception of Tim Curry as Pennywise: I mean, the man is creepy, even when he's playing one of the good guys; it's something to do with his bulgeing eyes, his voice, but specialy with his smile - even without the clown make-up it made me feel unconfortable (still does), but with that make-up on, well, it scared the hell out of me! Bottom line is I loved the tv series and couldn't wait to read the novel. Thing is, I'm from Portugal and all things foreign used to take a long time getting here - now with the EU and the internet all that is part of the past, thank God. Also, I like to read foreign authors in their original language whenever possible. So it took me almost 18 years to get my hands on a english copy of IT - I know, it's ridiculous, but what can you do? But man, was it worth the wait! What a ride I had reading it! Such an amazing one that as soon I finished the book, I went right back to the begining and read it all over again, absorbing all the little details I had missed the first time, in my haste to know how the story ended. And how pale the tv film is compared to this amazing, gripping, mindblowing work of art! There are so many layers in the story, it's fictional world is so believable and the characters so real the it sucks you right in and doesn't let you go. It's a mammoth of a book, but as someone once said about another of Mr. King's great novels (Under the Dome) "...Hard as this thing is to hoist, it's even harder to put down". It grows on you until it becomes addictive and you have to keep reading, because more than wanting, you need to know what is going to happen next. In short: amazing novel, one of Mr. King's best. As to the new film version, I only hope they make a hell of a better job adapting it to the screen, this time around - I'll only miss Tim Curry as Pennywise, like I said he was perfect. To bad he's too old to play IT again. Manuel Nogueira, O'Porto, Portugal
Posted By: Anonymous - September 9th, 2012 3:32:35 am EDT
i love this movie and it great me and my kid loved the movie
Posted By: Shraddha - September 7th, 2012 9:36:14 am EDT
Gothic genre is simply re-invented in this book! and I could'nt help having a big crush on King :-p I had sleepless nights....thats the fun...getting scared by reading gets into your mind and it "Simply floats...."
Posted By: Adara - September 4th, 2012 6:58:08 pm EDT
i read this book when i was 9 years old and i loved it and still do. It was an awesome book i will still read it now and will never get board of this book like ever its my most favorite book ever by Stephen King i hope he keeps up the good work with his books
Posted By: Zorro - August 28th, 2012 5:00:21 am EDT
Posted By: Juanita - August 13th, 2012 4:39:03 pm EDT
Wow! What an awesome book! Could not stop reading!
Posted By: Ayesha - August 9th, 2012 3:42:55 am EDT
Posted By: Louise - August 7th, 2012 5:06:59 pm EDT
About 15 or 20 years ago, I had put my hands on a COMPLETE version of this novel... I did the mistake of lending to somebody, and never saw it again. This version is uncomparable to any version on the market and I wonder why this version is not being put available. I would love to be able to get an electronic version of this version if possible, can you help.
Posted By: 1knight - July 28th, 2012 3:58:43 am EDT
I read the book and saw the movie. Both scared the bejesus out of me right up until the giant "spider" at the end. Still love your work Mr King. I even watched Sons of Anarchy just for your cameo.
Posted By: EmPee - July 14th, 2012 7:39:55 pm EDT
dis book is off the chainz
Posted By: LeeLee - June 20th, 2012 4:22:26 am EDT
I first read this book when I was 15 and have read it countless times since (I'm 25 now) Its one of those books that each time you read it, its like the first time all over again. You get so absorbed in the pages that you start to picture yourself among the losers club, an invisible ghost going through everything they are. Your with them playing in the barrens, lost in the sewers, facing their fears & IT. Its one of those books that makes you remember the magic & power children have. When your younger you can imagine anything & in that instant its real. You lose that spark as you get older. This will forever be my favourite book.
Posted By: Meg - June 18th, 2012 6:32:32 pm EDT
I resisted reading this book for 25 years because of here say and fear. It is beautifully written. Mr. King has "built a house in my heart." Thank you for once again allowing me to escape my reality and live in your world.
Posted By: Ka-Mai - June 11th, 2012 5:53:02 pm EDT
IT is the Crimson Kings mother and that is the truth
Posted By: Usasecure2600 - June 10th, 2012 9:22:54 am EDT
The losers club.Kids being differant and being bullyed I remember when the girl was alone.And being sexually harassed by the hoodlums.An old man from Derry watched what was going on.But he took the cowards place out.He turned his back on the little girls delemah. And it was then...that one of the loosers club came to realize the profound truth."IT" was a evil that was part of the towns people."It" was what happens when evil wins in the battle between good and evil which we all are fighting the battle to maintain the victory of good over evil. And the clown was symbolically the devil materialized. Its kinda of whats happen in most citys in the USA...Any body want a baloon?.....Beep beep...
Posted By: Eric - June 8th, 2012 2:36:01 pm EDT
God I LOVE Stephen King! I picked up "Christine" when I was 16 and I have been a King addict ever since. I am now 37 and my love of Stephen King has never faded. I think that this may be a good movie. I am a little skepticle because I can't stand the movie adaptations of his books. Here's to hoping!
Posted By: Nitechatterguy_67 - June 8th, 2012 2:08:11 pm EDT
well as long as the cast and crew are up to par,should be fantastic! cant wait!
Posted By: Zatez - June 7th, 2012 11:05:14 pm EDT
I read this book after being a longtime fan and was blown away by it. This book forever made me into a die hard fan. Ever sense then I have reread the book 8 times or so just to catch things I might of missed. Awesome book!!! Thank God I did't see the movie until way after it came out. Stand alone it's okay, but compared to the book it is not very good.
Posted By: Sam - June 5th, 2012 3:32:39 pm EDT
I wish I hadn't seen the film first! The book would have let my imagination run wilder without having the backdrop of the silly film. Its very captivating, unusual and typical Stephen King. For a book over 20 years old it still managed to scare me.
Posted By: Edward - May 22nd, 2012 9:28:57 pm EDT
I was absolutely captivated by this book! I have been searching for something to fill the void this book has left in my soul... so far nothing has come close to topping this story.... Would like to know why all the kids had to do that thing t'words the end.... i get why you used this as the metaphor for love and growing up, but could of picked something a little classier...
Posted By: Tara Petersen - May 19th, 2012 9:11:09 pm EDT
This novel is my favorite for a reason. Not only is the book 1000 pages, but the story is written so well that I actually feel like I am in the "Losers Club". Thanks Mr. King for writing this fantastic novel. Cheers
Posted By: Killer Croc - May 15th, 2012 12:00:00 pm EDT
I'm gonna try this book, I'm scared of clowns
Posted By: Anonymous - May 11th, 2012 8:44:11 pm EDT
This is so far my all-time favorite novel. Ever. I've read it twice: once in high school and again in college. I plan on reading it a third time after I've read all my other SK books that are waiting to be read. It is an amazing story that simply captivates me. I love SKs style of writing, his character development, the way he lets you know what is going on in the character's subconscience when they don't even know. Best story ever.
Posted By: Eyeballkid - May 8th, 2012 1:01:14 pm EDT
I guess you would have to be afraid of clowns to be scared of this book. But being that I'm now, I was able to enjoy this novel for it beeing a good story.
Posted By: Eloe22 - May 8th, 2012 6:24:24 am EDT
i think of this story suspenceful and frightning because i have herd stor around a campfire once
Posted By: Enez - May 4th, 2012 11:53:52 am EDT
I thought this was one of the gretest horror books I have ever laid eyes on. The movie frightened me as a child, but now, going back and reading the book I am now even more scared because of the great detail of this novel.
Posted By: Juniper - May 2nd, 2012 2:33:39 pm EDT
I loved this book. i read it when i was in my early teens and again last week. I'm almost 30 now, and i love it now more than I did then. I usually start a new book shortly after finishing one, but i have yet to start another one, because I don't want to forget the losers club, they way they started to forget each other after it was over.
Posted By: Rudess - April 29th, 2012 12:47:02 pm EDT
This is one of my favorites book, and latley i've been hoping alot that even if there is a remake of the series i'm also hoping the book will be adept to a comic book. I've read them all now the latest The Stand series... Please make IT into it as well. I
Posted By: J.T. Or Houdini The Band On Youtube - April 28th, 2012 2:24:32 am EDT
Scared the deadlights outta me! Began reading it as soon as I found it one day on that sunday summer years ago while my mother shopped 95' I believe, an afternoon in the wallmart in Union county ky where I grew up.Im 27 now got three girls and still a book lust for King, thank you Sir!
Posted By: Sunflower - April 21st, 2012 4:45:15 pm EDT
I liked the sunflowers, mentioned a few times, in the book; they seemed to want to come to life; funny, spooky. Have you ever seen a sunflower up close, in person? Stephen King can really toy with your mind, making you believe!
Posted By: Bam - April 18th, 2012 2:59:57 pm EDT
This was the first King book I read and is my favourite. Perhaps reading (attempting?!) this one first was not the best idea, giving that the length almost put me off of reading it. Despite it taking me almost 6 months to encourage myself to read it, I'm really glad I did eventually get to it. I do often recommend it to people because it's just so darn good :)
Posted By: Charlotte (London UK) - April 16th, 2012 11:21:44 am EDT
I absolutely LOVED this book. Having watched the movie as a young kid with my sister (older and very evil for allowing me to do so!!) I always had an obsession with it. the book was out of this world. I have never been so scared in my entire life. Best two parts: the clown standing on the canal in front of Ben! and Beverly in the house with the old lady who starts to scoff cakes before changing... being scared whilst sitting on a beach in Dubai in the blazing sunshine surrounded by people is truly saying something! i totally agree with Gabe though that i also imagined the *SPOLIER!!!* spider to be like the one in the lord of the rings movie.
Posted By: Cody - April 9th, 2012 12:22:20 am EDT
The novel is very exciting and terrifying at the same time. Despite it's length, IT tells the tale of seven children who set out to stop a murderous and evil monster.
Posted By: Kuldeep Chauhan - April 6th, 2012 2:40:47 pm EDT
This is King's best work according to me.. i have read Cell and quite a lot of other books of king too.. but this is THE BEST... King is the BEST writer/author of his genre !! Hats Off..
Posted By: Dustin - March 31st, 2012 6:36:19 pm EDT
i've been a long time fan of Stehpen King. i read a few of his books in High School, but i never had any of his books of my own to read until Christmas last year (2011). i got The Shining, Pet Sematary, & 11/22/63 all for Christmas and i loved all 3 of them. i'm currently 9 chapters into Duma Key, i have Under The Dome & The Cell waiting to be read next, and i've made myself a Stephen King "Must Read List" with about 8 or 9 books on it that i want to eventually get and read. i got IT this past Feburary and it's by far THE best book i have ever read. it is a little long, but well worth it. i loved every single page of it.
Posted By: Harry Newman - March 27th, 2012 12:24:57 pm EDT
I think if there is a new remake, it shouldnt focus so much on the battle, but the investigation of IT. The battle and transformations of IT was great for the 90s movie but the investigation into all the murders done by IT would be much more terrifying.
Posted By: Jytoyey - March 19th, 2012 5:18:27 pm EDT
This is my favourite book and I have also seen the film countless times, although it does not do much justice to how great the book is. IT is my favourite character in all books and is one of the creepiest as well. I do not particularly like many of the covers for this book as I find some of them very tacky but the one that is seen the most (above) is brilliant. I couldn't put this down in my Christmas holidays and I found it thoroughly engaging. I do prefer King's earlier work much, much, much more to his later shorter stories, they have a bit more horror about them and this book was actually written after another great King novel, Pet Sematary. Greatly enjoyed, I hope they do release a remake of the film like Warner Brothers promised they would.
Posted By: DanLee - March 10th, 2012 6:10:22 pm EST
One of the best books I have ever read!
Posted By: Gabe - March 3rd, 2012 9:17:26 pm EST
This book was amazing!!!! Without a doubt one of (if not the) best Stephen King book I have read, which is almost all of them. This book scared me crapless, the scene where Ben sees Penywise as a mummy will always be in my mind. Let me just say right now, Henry Bowers is the most sick, twisted person I have ever read about, when Pennywise wasn't the problem, I'm waiting for Henry to show up. There is only two things to complain about. 1.) the book is REALLY long, but if you're in the right mood, like I was, you'll be happy, you wont want the book to end. 2.) is the ending, !!SPOILER!! !!SPOILER!! it, this creature that will give you all nightmares, can be you're worst fear, is a freaking SPIDER! I'm anticipating this whole scene, I was annoyed, I imagined it as the spider from The Lord of The Rings movies, wasn't scary at all, but the rest of the book is 4.99%/5% Good, with a little bit of complaints
Posted By: Carrie - March 3rd, 2012 12:06:16 pm EST
This was the second King-book I read. And still the best horror book ever! The movie was no good at all. Is there ever going to be a remake. I belive that the tequnice of 2012 is better than it was then.
Posted By: Cliffcarr - March 2nd, 2012 10:14:09 am EST
first got the book when i was 16 put it down and didnt pick it back up until 3 weeks ago and it took me only a week to read i was stayin up for days sometimes just reading i got so into this book i was sad when it came to an end but started insomnia 2 days later and tht is the perfect book to read after it it talks bout similar events such as the canal swallowing downtown the gay guy that was killed by it and the black spot thank you sk for keeping me fascinated with reading
Posted By: Bianca - February 29th, 2012 5:37:25 pm EST
Very nice story on friendship.
Posted By: Saj - February 29th, 2012 1:10:16 pm EST
I have seen part of the movie, I was 10 and scared of clowns. But now I know I want to watch the movie and read the book. I am 13 now, about to turn 14 and I will watch this movie. Clowns scare the hell out of me. But this movie is about are childhood fears and about how you might think that they can just go away,but they will always be there over are shoulder. and in the back of are heads. As IT says, They all float,yes all of are fears float in are heads.And he is the fear that they got away from.
Posted By: RickAlba - February 25th, 2012 11:59:18 am EST
This book was with me for awhile as kid, but only as the movie when i saw it at the age of 5. None the less IT was the scariest thing as a kid, well intill the exorcist (also a great book.) But there is something more that horror in this book (there is plenty.) The way you get to know the 7 as both kids and grown ups. Sort of a CD they had the best of times, they had the worst of times. But you fully fell like you are standing right beside them. The horror that Pennywise did was spectacular, just imagine if a creature could base you biggest fear by reading your mind, and just haunt you all the time by it. And also the abuse that Bowers does on the Losers its a coin toss of what is and could be scarier. but enough rambling, this has become my favorite book so far (planing on reading allot of SK work) highly, highly recommend, and if you saw the movie its good on its own but of course nothing close to the book. Now all i can wait is to have amnesia so i can read it for the first time again
Posted By: Emily - February 22nd, 2012 9:09:02 pm EST
This is my all time favorite book. I absolutely love it! I've read it 3 times now and still can't get enough. I wish the movie could have been like it but we all know how that goes. I may be 15 but I think he's still an amazing author.
Posted By: Will - February 14th, 2012 7:21:13 pm EST
this book was one of the best ooks I have ever read
Posted By: Reid - February 14th, 2012 2:35:59 pm EST
I read this when i was 12.STILL my favorite book ever!
Posted By: Christian - February 13th, 2012 12:25:10 am EST
This is a great King book thats all I can say. This was the first King book I've ever read. This book is so vast,detailed, and scary. This book is really worth the long read....I can't stress that enough. The book has such detailed characters you feel as though you can relate to each character. This book is scary and creepy, you will lie in bed at night contemplating the events that you read. This is truly a good book. This is the best book I have ever read. Do not let the size of the book scare you away. Once you start to read this book you hope it will never end. Sadly is does.
Posted By: Masonnewfan - February 12th, 2012 11:59:11 am EST
read and watched part of book and movie..... i am now scarred for life. will alway be afraid of clowns.
Posted By: Fari - February 9th, 2012 2:20:33 pm EST
Great novel. It is amazing just how far one's imagination can go.
Posted By: Brunus - February 8th, 2012 4:43:18 pm EST
This was the first SK book that I ever read, and now I collect as many as I can find in hardcover. The detail that went into this is amazing, and I love how it all ties in with the Dark Tower series, Insomnia, etc. Once you've read IT, all other authors besides Stephen King seem some what generic, and flavorless..
Posted By: Zappa - February 8th, 2012 5:40:15 am EST
My first SK book. Have read it at least 3 times now...
Posted By: Tj - January 26th, 2012 11:51:15 am EST
I love the book and the movie
Posted By: Brian - January 21st, 2012 1:51:24 pm EST
This is one of the best books i have ever read. IT is also King's first book that i read. Amazing; characters seem so real that you can reach out and touch them. Beautiful story line. This book will always have room in my heart.
Posted By: Jule5 - January 18th, 2012 9:06:16 pm EST
This was my first King Novel when i was 13 and i have been addicted ever since!!
Posted By: Corey - January 12th, 2012 1:45:15 pm EST
One of the most memorable books I have ever read, not only from Stephen King, but all books in general. Fantastic characters is what makes this book worthwhile, but King goes beyond by throwing in a demonic clown just for the fun of it. And he makes it work beautifully in every page.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 8th, 2012 11:37:02 pm EST
im happy you wrote about the trool/IT it keeps me sane some how
Posted By: Gogo - January 2nd, 2012 2:29:10 am EST
superb work and what a storyline, i am a teenager but still reading something like this classic horror made my day, even i want to become a writer like stephen king, hope i could work on same stuff some day :)
Posted By: David - December 31st, 2011 10:11:37 pm EST
This book was my first of King that I read. IT, was amazing! It kept me for weeks on this story and it was extremely good all the way through the novel. I loved IT, IT made me love my favorite author, Stephen King.
Posted By: Alice Cooper - December 16th, 2011 12:21:46 pm EST
good cool lol omg thie is the best book ever
Posted By: The Midnight - December 8th, 2011 12:09:24 pm EST
Like omg.....Stephen King is sexy!
Posted By: Anonymous - December 8th, 2011 5:44:17 am EST
i have seen scarier things
Posted By: Ashley - November 30th, 2011 4:59:02 pm EST
IT is a very good book. this book shows how much a promise can go and how far an old friendship will go. But it has a horror story in it to i like this book the most by Stephen king.
Posted By: Rachel - November 28th, 2011 2:05:26 pm EST
Stephen King, stop being so awesome... You are making the rest of us look bad.
Posted By: Sarahz - November 28th, 2011 9:11:48 am EST
I love clowns, and I hate children. This is the perfect book.
Posted By: Rachel - November 27th, 2011 10:14:42 pm EST
Stephen King...... You are the GREATEST AUTHOR OF ALL TIME!!!!! You make we want to become an author!! And in my opinion, this is the best book you have ever written!! You are an inspiration to me and I can't wait to read more of your work. I don't know where you get your ideas, but I am glad you get them...... You are truly a genius and my all time favorite author!!
Posted By: Kimm992 - November 21st, 2011 4:11:26 pm EST
One of the best books I have ever read. The character development is second to none...you really care about these characters!! Loved how King was able to jump back and forth in time without the plot becoming too confusing. The ending was perfect....highly recommend for any King fans!!
Posted By: Matthew V - November 17th, 2011 4:07:38 pm EST
Unlike most horror literature that I've read - the character development is staggering. I've read this book several times, and just completed it again recently. It made me so nostalgic of my own childhood, and reading this book was an interesting way to relive childhood again. It was scary in moments, but the best part of the book I enjoyed was how amazingly detailed the scenery / characters were - and how hideous evil can be overcome. Even by children :)
Posted By: Skingbomb - November 17th, 2011 7:48:40 am EST
it is by far my favorite book of all times. he makes you stop and wonder.
Posted By: Masonite - November 12th, 2011 7:22:23 pm EST
My sister HATED this movie as a child. She couldn't take it. :P
Posted By: Eyerman - November 11th, 2011 10:06:43 am EST
i love this book
Posted By: Anonymous - November 1st, 2011 7:50:46 pm EDT
Hi im from Costa Rica and I saw the movie when I was like 7 years old and terrified me...!!! Now Im 20 and I have seen the movie again like 3 times and Im in love with the movie! I really really want to get the book but I dont know were I can buy it (here in CR)... well I want to congratulate Stephen King for this magnificent book and of course for the many others!!! Thank You Stephen we love you!!!! (sorry for my english by the way!) Greetings from CR!
Posted By: BenG - November 1st, 2011 7:47:20 am EDT
Mr. King, I should mention that I believe this is your greatest and most powerful novel. This, beyond all of your other books, confirms for me that you understand good and evil better than 95% of humanity, to say the least. I don't think this book is so much about fear of clowns, as much as a much deeper fear of a more abstract, nameless idea or being that can shapeshift at will, and has powers involving awareness of secret acts and desires, possessing tremendous influence over others, all to evil, destructive ends. In very few other books is the character of a villain so closely aligned with a real demon. Real demons use the same tactics as Pennywise, the same goadings and whisperings, the same relentless assault on innocence and joy, from the same nightmarish and blackest spirits we most fear in reality, over everything else of an external nature. Pennywise is on par with the nefarious rascality of demons themselves. Not something that occurs very often in literature-very, very impressive, and, as I understand, the remake of IT should come a little closer at least to the extent of the utter depravity of this most loathsome monster, so central to the plot of this novel. :)
Posted By: Snigasnoo - October 31st, 2011 12:24:01 pm EDT
ugh yeah mmmmmmmmm
Posted By: 17 Champ/sluger - October 28th, 2011 10:59:49 am EDT
i think this book was so much better than the movie an thanks to this book my mom is now freked out by clowns and now every halaween i read this book to my bother and sister with just a flash light.
Posted By: Darius - October 28th, 2011 9:27:24 am EDT
clowns are supposed to make you laugh not supposed to make you scream with fear!!!!!! the film is actually a miniseries in 1990 2 episodes on for 195 minutes 3 hours 5 minutes it is played by tim curry
Posted By: Justanotherfan - October 27th, 2011 4:04:05 pm EDT
easily the greatest work in horror fiction of all time
Posted By: Dillon2015 - October 21st, 2011 12:53:07 am EDT
This is one of the best books ever written. Apart from the legitimate feel of fear and of being genuinely disturbed, I personally like how King portrayed the ultimate evil as a clown, which is one of the most common phobias that people, especially children have. Near the end of the story I couldn't help but be amazed by the description of "The Other" (God?) which rivaled the explanation of time and space made by The Man In Black in the 1st dark tower novel. Simply a magnificantly told, crafted, and twisted tale by the the King of horror.
Posted By: Clarkwm1 - October 20th, 2011 8:08:42 pm EDT
The first Stephen King book I read was "IT", and without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read, and by far, the scariest!
Posted By: Dunbar101 - October 18th, 2011 11:41:30 am EDT
I loved this book. it started to read it last may and just finished it in Sept. but this is by far THE BEST book ever. i could relate to each and every one of them. and compared to the movie the book is 10000000 times better the movie could shoot it self in the face cause the books better
Posted By: ThatKid - October 18th, 2011 10:17:56 am EDT
tis most defitantly a wonderfle book ^-^ yes yes i know that was horrid grammar. i LOVE zis book :) i am american, i just like typing quirkily. read It! heh, get It? hahaha xD
Posted By: Grace - October 15th, 2011 1:05:31 pm EDT
Scary! Gave me nightmares! It was a brilliant idea, but it made me scared of clowns...
Posted By: Pea - October 15th, 2011 12:17:00 pm EDT
This is the first King novel I ever read back in 1987 I believe. Recently I read it again and just like before it scared the bejesus out of me! I still didn't want to put it down. This book, in my opinion, is the best Stephen King novel I have ever read. Pennywise is now and will always be the creepiest clown ever written about.
Posted By: Shaheema - October 15th, 2011 7:04:27 am EDT
LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! I can safely say that i am now afraid of clowns and balloons!!! This a brilliantly written book and has enthralled form beggining to end! Stephen King is one amazing author!! HUGE FAN!
Posted By: Draconian - October 11th, 2011 9:54:54 pm EDT
Fabulous book, beautifully written, creepy, engrossing...fairly wordy and not a light project. This highschool kid approves 100%
Posted By: Anonymous - October 11th, 2011 7:12:12 pm EDT
I am 16 years old and my sister was watching the movie when I was three hiding under the bed. I saw his face and freaked out. The movie doesn't scare me as much as the concept. I read the book seeing if it was really that scary. Well, everytime I see a clown I have panic attacks and I can't sleep in the same room as the movie cover of book. I see him in my nightmares. It's brilliant how to brought my fears to life.
Posted By: Chelsea Aylworth - October 9th, 2011 7:18:52 pm EDT
dear stephen king: i am 17 and i enjoy it (penny wise) he is amazing clown and i loved your movie it..... i love seeing blood and gore. i think in your first movie you should of made it longer and more settled. but i would love it if you made a 2 and 3 movie. after u ended the guy dead in the bath tub made me kinda disappointed cause there is no it 2 and i would like it if you can continue it.
Posted By: Th Only One - October 5th, 2011 9:22:56 pm EDT
I love it. It brings up so amny good points the details are amazing one of the best endings ever
Posted By: MarLeeN! - September 29th, 2011 1:21:28 am EDT
this book is so awsome i just read the first 20 pages of it and i love it
Posted By: SaraC - September 24th, 2011 8:54:16 am EDT
I love this book! My favorite by far. I love the friendship theme. I wish friendships were still that innocent and riding bikes and forts were still the in thing. I have always been leery of clowns and this book has brought my fears to life but I would not have it any other way. I have read this book since I was a child, to many times to count. I get so attached to the characters and never want the book to end. It wasn't long enough!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - September 21st, 2011 3:21:43 pm EDT
Although nightmare-inducing, "It" is one of my personal favorites. This was my first introduction to Stephen King, and I'm glad we got to meet.
Posted By: Justin Shanahan Santos - September 19th, 2011 8:09:47 am EDT
The movie terrified me as a kid. Stephen King is my Inspiration for short story writing. This is a good movie.
Posted By: WifeStuff - September 14th, 2011 1:40:33 pm EDT
Scared me so bad--had to restart 3 times to finish. This is one of the few I have NOT reread!!
Posted By: Gavin - September 12th, 2011 11:29:42 am EDT
I've always been curious as to how well Stephen King really is at what he does. Needless to say, he's brilliant. If there was ever a man who was the best at weaving a good story, its him. IT was absolutely fantastic. King has a way of getting things just right. Everything with the kids was right on, from fears to ideals. Amazing book.
Posted By: Warchilde - September 12th, 2011 12:40:10 am EDT
One of my very favorite King novels. Until I read The Stand. But I love so many others, too. King can create a world you live in whether you want to or not. His talent draws you in...you don't read words, you see visions. And his people live inside you. He is truly a genius, and I hope he never stops writing. Please.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 11th, 2011 4:26:29 am EDT
I just wanted to say, this is the best piece of writing I have ever read. It just makes me feel a million wonderful things. Thank you so much. You're the best writer.
Posted By: Zaruma - September 9th, 2011 2:35:33 am EDT
Just picked up an old paperback of this book with the original (at least i think original) cover featured above. Finished The Shining, loved it to death, hope this is just as good.
Posted By: Makayla :) - September 7th, 2011 9:34:41 pm EDT
My mom said that the movie is very creepy! IT is worth 70 points for Accelerated Reading at my school!! I told my mom taht I amd DEF. reading IT!! And at my party this friday night we are watching IT whether they like it or not!! But since the book is large my aunt and I are making a bet!! :) :D WISH ME LUCK MR. KING!!!!!!!! And my Language teacher got me into your books!! :) :D
Posted By: Anonymous - September 7th, 2011 2:22:58 pm EDT
I became aware of the Etan Patz child murder case not too long ago and I read up on it. The prime suspect in the case, Jose Antonio Ramos (a convicted child molester), lived in a drainage tunnel and caught trying to lure young boys inside. It made me think of your novel. Monsters are real. It is also interesting that after Ramos was convicted, he read Misery in his jail cell and had nightmares about buring bodies. The prosecutor suspected that Ramos disposed of Patz's body in the apartment furnace.
Posted By: Hotfire0111 - August 30th, 2011 10:56:30 am EDT
THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME and the new movie should be a series, instead of only one 2 and a half hour movie
Posted By: Pentemple - August 26th, 2011 2:25:34 am EDT
This book here or The Stand is my all-time favorite King novel, without question. I am currently reading It a second time, after three years, and the book is just as fantastic and exciting and terrifying and emotional as it was the first time.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 24th, 2011 11:03:25 am EDT
This is an amazing book. I read it as an adult and I had to keep the lightrs on at nights while I slept. My sister read it as a teenager and is still scared of it to this day. Pure genius
Posted By: Danaka - August 18th, 2011 9:03:34 am EDT
I have read many of your books and you are my favourite author. This book is the most wonderful piece of fiction I have ever read. I have read it about 5 times and every time I read it I am taken on such and emotional journey that I cant read anything else for about 6 months because it gets so deep into my subconscious, I cant seem to leave Derry nor do I want to. Since childhood you have inspired my creativity and may own writing ambitions. Whenever I am asked the question if you could meet one famous person living or dead, who would it be? my first response is always Stephen king. You truly are an incredibly talented and creative person, keep up the great work!
Posted By: Anonymous - August 15th, 2011 8:15:36 pm EDT
My duaghter love your novels! where can she purchase the book called "IT" She even got her bf to enjoy your works of great art!
Posted By: C.p. - August 15th, 2011 7:47:56 pm EDT
it is my favorite Stephen King book, i could not put it down.
Posted By: Manxkitti - August 14th, 2011 4:31:46 pm EDT
Really enjoyed the movie, but loved the book. Obviously the books are always better. Mr King always delivers.
Posted By: Kimmy - August 9th, 2011 1:11:12 pm EDT
Mr king i havent read the book yet but i have seen the movie and i just wanted to say that till this day im still scared of it and im a college student lol. i think u did a fantastic job with this story line. and i cant wait till i read it .
Posted By: Sparrow - August 8th, 2011 7:02:05 pm EDT
I love this book and read it at least twice a year. I am so glad they are planning to remake the movie. Cant wait to see it.
Posted By: Kristal - August 2nd, 2011 1:55:31 am EDT
This novel was amazing to say the very least. It scared the hell out of me. About halfway through the book I had a big night on vodka and redbull at my local pub and proceded to warn everyone there to "watch kids and keep them away from the sewers!" The next day after getting over the embarrassment, I had to put the book away for 2 weeks before I was able to finish reading it. Bloody brillant!
Posted By: Shayner - July 26th, 2011 3:30:15 pm EDT
As of now, IT is my number one favourite novel of all time. To me, IT is the deadliest and scariest creation from the mind of Stephen King. Clearly makes the 1990 film adaption look like a cheesey children's film and if there is going to be a remake, it must be more faithful to the book than to the film.
Posted By: Brujo83 - July 24th, 2011 11:18:46 am EDT
I read this book growing up and it scared the hell out of me. When I was 15 I loved reading but had very little patience for long books. This one I could not put down. I recently listened to it on audiobook while driving across country and it still scares the hell out of me. One of my favorite stories!
Posted By: Meech - July 18th, 2011 8:03:31 pm EDT
Deftly blending genuine scares with poignant insights, It is truly a master horror story. The characters feel alive and the story moves briskly; it never feels too long or drawn out. Few books have given me chills, but It exceeds both as a horror story and as a reflection of one's youth. Highly recommended!
Posted By: Pricles - July 15th, 2011 8:30:33 pm EDT
i like it tooo, it was my firt king s book!!!
Posted By: A.L. - July 7th, 2011 12:32:47 am EDT
I remember watching this as a little girl and it freaked me out so bad that for weeks after, I was terrified of drains! Now it's one of my favorite books and movies!
Posted By: Anonymous - June 20th, 2011 9:17:38 pm EDT
Wondrously written. It is amazing how he turned childood entertainment into a killer.
Posted By: Nimco Mose-Mohammed - June 13th, 2011 8:19:09 am EDT
I remember watching this on the television when I was little and being absolutely terrified. To this day, I still have a phobia of clowns and freak out whenever I see one.
Posted By: Literary Freak - June 8th, 2011 7:29:23 pm EDT
This book was extremely entertaining. Some parts seemed a bit arbitrary, but King used such incredible vividness in IT that I couldn't put it down till the end. It's perfect for a late night thrill!
Posted By: Alyssa - June 7th, 2011 8:20:45 pm EDT
I saw "IT" the movie as a young teen, and loved it, and the book and the real story behind it are incredible. I highly recommend "IT" to every horrow fan, Stephen King is an incredible author, and "IT" is his best work by far for me.
Posted By: Sheena - June 6th, 2011 9:10:09 pm EDT
ok, his best book ever! im only 13 and this book is amazing, i read it in a month XD im currently watching the movie
Posted By: BJ Stevens - May 30th, 2011 6:51:58 am EDT
HIS BEST BOOK BY FAR NO OTHER BOOK COMES CLOSE TO THE PERPETUAL AWSOMENESS OF IT!!!
Posted By: Cassie - May 24th, 2011 8:41:27 am EDT
Good book. He put a lot of thought into it.
Posted By: Melvin - May 22nd, 2011 4:49:21 pm EDT
I love this book!!! I think that Stephen King based it on my life, as I am now the most infamous professional clown in the world!
Posted By: Jonny - May 14th, 2011 11:26:06 am EDT
In my opinion, this is Stephen King's best work, closely followed by Dark Tower.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 12th, 2011 2:28:37 am EDT
Posted By: Nightmare10 - May 10th, 2011 11:14:03 pm EDT
This is one of my favorite books and story that I've ever read in my life, I doubt that I'll read a book as good as this, unles Master Stephen writes it.
Posted By: IT - May 8th, 2011 10:23:29 pm EDT
I have the movie it is my favorite movie.
Posted By: Keith - May 3rd, 2011 2:28:15 pm EDT
I am at the tail-end of this book-The Ritual of Chud- and this is by far, in my opinion, one of his greatest pieces. The charcter's in this book are extremely vivid, and the story itself is an instant classic. King fan or not, this book is a must read if you are a free-lance writer, or just a fan of reading.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 1st, 2011 2:36:35 am EDT
Everybody i ask says that this book scared the shit out of them im reading it and i dont see it
Posted By: Klette - April 27th, 2011 7:21:54 pm EDT
IT is not scary and i'm just starting to read the book!
Posted By: Anonymous - April 27th, 2011 4:57:02 pm EDT
This is one of the creepiest books I have read by Stephen King, but I liked it, nontheless
Posted By: Anonymous - April 22nd, 2011 4:30:14 pm EDT
love this book though it [haha] gave me the chills, i have to say I didnt care for the movie but the books are always better!
Posted By: Berry - April 20th, 2011 1:40:31 pm EDT
Reading your stories, sometimes it makes me think that do creatures like that really real.
Posted By: Johny - April 12th, 2011 8:42:53 am EDT
An amazing book, that makes you feel part of the story, You can feel the fears, traumas, and dificulties the Losers had in their childhoods, This is a must READ!, Much better than the Movie (mini-series) and Pennywise is defintaley a Terrifiying monster, Clowns creeped me out as a child, and still do a little and after reading this my fear has come back :S the book has some ultimately Scary parts, Thank you Stephen king! Awsome book!, and youll float when you read this book, everyone floats down here, they all float >:O) waha! waha! lol
Posted By: Beergirl37 - March 31st, 2011 10:36:02 pm EDT
wish I could find this in hard cover.
Posted By: Henrybowers - March 31st, 2011 3:17:45 pm EDT
i saw the it movie and love it so i went and got the book and i m not yet done but so far its great
Posted By: AGB - March 24th, 2011 12:07:46 pm EDT
"IT" is the SCARIEST novel that I have ever read in my life! I read it for the first time when I was 21, and I slept with my lights on for about 2 weeks. I think this is the most well written piece of fiction I've ever read. Once I read it, I realized that the mini series I saw as a child (I was in 5th grade when it came on television) did it no justice, although I was scared crap less. I'm now 31, and I still find my self, from time to time walking swiftly past sewer grates on corners, and plugging up my bathroom sink will brushing my teeth for fear of seeing what Beverly Marsh/Grogin saw in horror. Bravo Mr. King.
Posted By: Dawn - March 23rd, 2011 4:57:15 pm EDT
i love this movie
Posted By: Yumx - March 12th, 2011 2:18:00 pm EST
This has to be the best horror novel EVER written. So full of EVERYTHING, not just horror.. I loved every single bit of it, from Georgie taking his boat out to Beverly taking a beating, to Henry running after the Losers. I felt like i was in there with them. I've read a thousant books but this takes the cake for being a literary Masterpiece in EVERY sense of the word. Thank you Mr.King for an amazing read and Thank God for bringing such an amazing writer into existence.
Posted By: J.D - March 9th, 2011 8:51:56 pm EST
Phenomonal, truly a work of art, one of the best books ever written. Truly for one to have such an imagination to create a story so new so originial takes such talent. I couldn't stop reading this book, i would blow off notes in school to read this book. It was by far my favorite of all time antiagnoist in any book i have read and anybook i will probably read. I haven't been able to read a ton of his new works, but i will look into it as soon as i can. Long Live The King!
Posted By: TiffyTorment - March 8th, 2011 10:08:21 am EST
When i was in the 3rd grade, I did a book report on this novel. It scared the life out of every one of my classmates. I, however, still consider it to be one of the best books i have ever had the pleasure to read.
Posted By: Lil Ray - March 7th, 2011 1:02:23 pm EST
the greatest book of all time by stephen king is IT
Posted By: Weezyhavebabey - March 2nd, 2011 1:33:20 am EST
i'm french guy i saw " it " when i was 6 years then cimetarry, " le flau" with randall flag, etc.. but " it " was the object of my nightmares . i read the 2 books and i just can say that the old movies miss many part of the books
Posted By: Mjhorrorchick - February 25th, 2011 11:39:05 am EST
Ok I have seen the MOVIE!! I loved it. The Horror, and the well spine tingling was great. I had gooses bumps befor...during...and after the movie. I never knew that A movie can be soooooo great! I want this book so bad!! I hope I can get it be for my birthday!! Who knew a 17 year old that has read your books since like the age of ten would love horror so much!!
Posted By: Emanuelngm - February 18th, 2011 7:47:39 pm EST
this was the best book i've EVER read. i mean, friendship, childhood, growing up, love; how can anyone make that fit in the best horror story ever? well, ask stephen. thank you. thank you SO much for this masterpiece! i've read that warner brothers going to do a remake; is this true? again, thank u so much stephen for making such an amazing novel!
Posted By: Melita - February 16th, 2011 1:19:53 am EST
Having read this in my teens and currently being signed off work I decided to dust it off and re-read it. I have to say that this book is a literary masterpiece. I'd forgotten what had happened in the end (ironic huh?!) and the amazing quality of the 'scene setting', bringing to life my own minds' image of Derry and the barrens. The intricate relationships within the 'Losers Club' and the bonds they share made this book almost impossible to put down. Thank you.
Posted By: Jason - February 15th, 2011 12:20:44 am EST
never saw the movie and was given the book as a present. LOVE THE BOOK!!! It takes me back to being a kid again, not killing evil monsters, but the feeling of being a kid and with your friends on hot summer days. Loved every page of the book and was curious about the MOVIE...Just watched that and was very upset. I guess it is hard to see them as seperate visions but non the less THE BOOK IS GREAT.
Posted By: Jerad - February 14th, 2011 10:20:45 am EST
Mr. King I am sixteen years old and I am a big fan of your work. "IT" has to be one of my favorite books and movies of your making. By reading your books and watching your movies I have overcome many fears of life and learned the true nature of evil. I am a really big fan. Thanks Mr. King!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - February 11th, 2011 8:37:09 am EST
I just started reading the book, and it is great. But I've seen the movie, and I was a bit disappointed at the end. But I still liked it a lot. And so far, I'm loving the book.
Posted By: L. Alvarez - February 3rd, 2011 8:20:50 pm EST
Mr. King I am sixteen years old and I am a big fan of your work. "IT" has to be one of my favorite books and movies of your making. By reading your books and watching your movies I have overcome many fears of life and learned the true nature of evil. I am a really big fan. Thanks Mr. King!!!!
Posted By: J. Cross - February 3rd, 2011 12:40:26 am EST
Mr. Stephen King. . . That nam ehas a delightfully jolly ring to it, but also a very humble tonality to it. I'm 14 (going on 15, Friday) and I've read only a few of his stories. IT was the first I read. It scared me, none the less. But I saw in it what I didn't expect. I saw that the tale was only trying to say that children's imaginations have a power that is, quite frankly, unimaginable. It, or IT, to be more precise, made me understand tat I need to grab childhood by the horns while I still have it. Now, whether Mr. King implied this or not, it has changed my point of view. And for that, I thank him.
Posted By: J.P. McNeill - January 31st, 2011 10:05:18 pm EST
Because of this book, I have a complete fear of clowns... I'm a military officer and I'd rather face 100 terrorists than a circus full of clowns. Mr. King, you're my hero!
Posted By: Guruh09 - January 27th, 2011 4:22:11 am EST
I felt sorry for Georgie He was so cute in the beginning. T_T
Posted By: Ilegro - January 11th, 2011 11:40:59 am EST
this is one of those books that are better than the movie in every way
Posted By: Maia - January 1st, 2011 7:07:33 pm EST
This in my all time favorite book. Have read it over and over again. When I was this age, I was in the 'Loser club' and brings back some fond memories.
Posted By: Heidi - December 31st, 2010 10:30:48 pm EST
This in my opinion is Mr. King's greatest novel, 2nd only to The Green Mile
Posted By: Jmizzle - December 28th, 2010 12:01:01 am EST
25 year anniversary since completion!
Posted By: Laya - December 20th, 2010 12:49:12 pm EST
I am reading it and it is really good. My goal is not to have a mental breakdown, but so far so good.
Posted By: Oscar Cruz - December 8th, 2010 8:28:09 pm EST
"IT" was the first book of Stephen King that I have ever readen, and only have two words for it "a masterpiece". After that I read Salems lot, Four past midnight, and Im reading Under the Dome. Thak you Stephen King. I love these books. So my next goal is "Dreamcatcher".But it isnt avaible in Mexico, no more... :(
Posted By: Yandanoi - December 7th, 2010 8:42:36 am EST
wow!!! this is great... gosh... plisss... i want to read all stephen king's books
Posted By: Anonymous - December 6th, 2010 8:34:37 am EST
never read the book but loved the movie
Posted By: Anonymous - December 2nd, 2010 3:01:01 pm EST
part at the bottom of page 545 waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much shouldnt have gone there
Posted By: Anonymous - December 2nd, 2010 2:58:46 pm EST
i looooooooooooooooove this book its my phavorite stephen king evvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvver
Posted By: Olivia - December 1st, 2010 3:53:31 am EST
This book is great! (as are all Stephen King's books) I cant wait to read it again!!! Stephen King is the best author ever.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 29th, 2010 6:52:31 pm EST
A horrific masterpiece. "IT" will both astound you and terrify you.
Posted By: David - November 29th, 2010 1:52:51 pm EST
I remember picking up this novel in 1988 and literally not being able to put it down. I was in grad school at the time and earning my way through with an Assistantship at the university's student union, where I had an office. I was so entranced by the book that, when it was time to lock up for the evening so the building could be closed up for the night, I retreated to an inner office where I wouldn't be disturbed, locked the door, and spent the entire night reading. I think it took me about a day-and-a-half to read the book through and I didn't sleep until I was done. This novel is one of the 10 best you'll ever read. At the same time, when reading "Under the Dome," I felt there was a message in "IT" that was missed in a major way. In "IT," the "Bill Denbrough" character asks his lit class early if perhaps a story can't be just a story, rather than a sociopolitical statement of one kind or other. I always felt that Bill Denbrough in this book was the Author, Stephen King, himself. Bill is then mocked by classmates and professor and ultimately withdraws from the class to go on to fame and fortune as a novelist. I think there's a strong and relevant rebuke laid out in "IT" that I wish Mr. King could have remembered when rewriting his book "Under the Dome." His anger towards certain political figures was so apparent and present, it just tainted the story throughout. King is one of the best novelists in my lifetime. I hope to see more like this one in the future.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 24th, 2010 2:22:44 pm EST
Mr. King I was wondering if you might consider an "IT" remake, although the past movie was...ok. I think with todays graphics and technology you could take "IT" to a whole new level. I aspire to be a writer one day however lack the talent, I would really like to see the NEW "IT" in theaters. A thought from your fan Eric Byers
Posted By: Great_Sage - November 21st, 2010 7:22:00 pm EST
Too muxh profanity, way, way too much! Couldn't get past the first few pages it was so bad. The thing is it wasn't necessary. Not for a good author like King.
Posted By: Brayden Mills - November 18th, 2010 4:34:22 pm EST
In 1981, Stephen King began writing the best book I've ever read. "IT" was my first King novel, from the moment I opened the cover, and took in the ever haunting and mesmerizing initial sentence, I was enthralled, and had to prepare myself for a 1090 page journey that would change my life. Although the basic concept of the monster that takes the form of your worst nightmare is brilliant, the stories shining quality is in the way it portrays the values of friendship, childhood, memory, and growing up. No other author has ever captured these feelings better then King, and the magnificient ending brought a tear to my eye. Character developement is astounding and a number of disturbing scenes make the story more real and suspenseful. "IT" weighs in at 1090 pages, each as important as it's predecessor, not one is out of place or unnecessary. There is only one major flaw present, an unavoidable curse that plagues all great stories, it ends. But let me assure you my friends, it ends beautifully. Thank you very much Mr. King, you've changed my entire outlook on writing and filled me with memories that I will cherish deeply and never forget. I will forever hold an undying respect for you and all of your written work. I only hope that perhaps one day, I will be able to write a story that will have as much of an impact on you as IT had on me.
Posted By: Kayekaye - November 17th, 2010 9:09:58 am EST
i love this movie alot and i would jus have loved to be in it this movie is incredible i have never seen anything just like it!!!
Posted By: Luke - November 13th, 2010 4:40:15 am EST
this is one of the best, along with salems lot and the shining. i think Stephen King is at his most effective when his prime objective is to scare the pants off you, and this one is particular had a profound effect on me, and had the same impact when I read it 6 months ago as it had 15 years ago. The characters always appealed to me, I was never the cool kid at school, and I suppose my friends and I had our own Loser's Club. The idea that fear is not just a monster, but our own internal monsters, is and always will be a terrifying idea. Having said that. monsters are always good, and Pennywise is an absolute classic that will sear 'It'self into your brain. The film also has it's moments, but that is mainly due to Tim Curry, who has always freaked me out, even as Frank-n-furter.
Posted By: Drew - October 30th, 2010 11:45:03 am EDT
I read "It" for the first time a little over a year ago, and I was blown away. I think it's a masterpiece of characterization and fate, and while containing some of the most horrifyingly descriptive passages I've ever read, the best thing about it is the different types of strength of the main characters, and how courage and love can conquer anything, lasting lifetimes. I can't wait to read "It" again. I hope Mr. King never stops writing as long as he is able. He is one of America's treasures.
Posted By: Maddy - October 28th, 2010 7:02:05 pm EDT
MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER!! just absolutly amazing. its just so powerful and so incredible. stephen king is a genius!
Posted By: Layla - October 27th, 2010 8:57:43 pm EDT
I am a senior student at an Australian high school, and I only recently read this book over the holidays. It was my first Stephen King novel, and I think that set my expectations fairly high. Such wittiness, drama and humour is integrated in this over 1000-page novel that I could not stop reading it! I loved it so much! I recently read 'The Dead Zone' (a bit of a disappointment after 'It'), but now I'm reading ''Salem's Lot', which is fantastic. I plan on reading 'Misery' after this! :)
Posted By: Russell Paloor - October 25th, 2010 11:43:05 am EDT
I really enjoyed this book. You have a wonderful imagination and know how to tie truths and underlying themes into your stories. "It" scared me pretty good, and the movie wasn't bad either! I am really hoping for the R rated remake soon! Get on it SK!!!
Posted By: Jonathan Rapp - October 18th, 2010 12:21:57 am EDT
I am a Senior in High School and I have a deep respect for your "works of art." This being one of my favorites. It brings out the Richard Bachman in you.
Posted By: Chris - October 14th, 2010 7:55:42 pm EDT
My name is chris and im a freashman and i have read all of you books and you have a very unique writing style and i love it! Once i open one of you books i just cant put it down it's just that good. the world would defenitly be a duller place without your storys and novels
Posted By: Anonymous - October 9th, 2010 7:03:03 pm EDT
Dear Mr. Stephen King This is the best book ever!But I bet it doesn't mean much coming from an eleven year old kid.
Posted By: Anonymous - October 7th, 2010 9:10:21 am EDT
I'm ashley and I'm in the ninth grade and i have read almost every stephen king book. I loved IT, I stayed up all night to read it and now i'm doing a report. I know I'll do good because no one can go wrong with Stephen King! and my name is ILENE and i`m in the 11th grade and i have read every book and seen everyone of his movie WE LOVE STEPHEN KING!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: OtnHdz - September 28th, 2010 11:17:05 am EDT
It's my second time that i read this book.... just awsome.... two years ago my nightmares was reborn since i was just a boy jaja..... now it's starting over again!!! in this moment i'm reading Duma Key and it's great.
Posted By: Fisherpryce - September 27th, 2010 4:23:21 pm EDT
incredible best book i have ever read by far
Posted By: Pat - September 13th, 2010 6:33:05 pm EDT
Dear Mr. King, IT was the best book I've ever read. I've also read Misery, Christine, and The Shining. I'm 13 and my mom told me that she loved the Dead Zone so I'm going to read that. Any recomendations on what to read after that? You will always be the King of horror. Sincerely, Patrick G.
Posted By: METALLORD - September 12th, 2010 1:40:07 pm EDT
If you read this than you are truly better than those who have not. For this book is the experience all children need to understand why childhood MEANS something, and so, their necessary bridge into adulthood. This is the best book ever written; all 7th graders should be forced to read this book and understand one thing above all: Stephen King is certainly no horror writer, what he writes is much more deeper than scary noises and dark imagery, he writes human emotion on paper, and THAT is talent. I have a strong feeling that if King could have had what Lovecraft had (while maintaining his writing skills) he would have taken over the world. King is magic.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 4th, 2010 1:33:19 pm EDT
this is without a doubt my favorit book! i saw the movie first and fell in love with it and knew i had to read this book.whem i finishe it i was so bleesed by how scarry it really was !and i now see how bad the movie is next to this book.long live pennywise!
Posted By: Sophie - September 2nd, 2010 7:33:19 pm EDT
i what to get the book but when i was 8 my mom told it to me and then i saw the movie but the movie is soooo short!( for a 1,090 page book! i think)
Posted By: MrsPennywise96 - September 2nd, 2010 7:12:11 pm EDT
Okay... I think it's fair to say I'm far too young to be reading The King's books... is it weird that I memorised a whole paragraph after the first reading of this book? And that it's the most disgusting paragraph? "I beat you because I wanted to F**K you, Bevvie..." et cetera, et cetera... My third favourite King, and one of his best.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 31st, 2010 7:06:48 pm EDT
hi stephen king let me just say I love your horror movies are the best that there could hopefully make the third part of the movie that (it) would be the maximum if when you developed the film was in the 80's imagine now it would be like a movie so but with the latest technology today
Posted By: Christian - August 24th, 2010 6:46:24 pm EDT
Very scary and very interesting. My first S.K. book.
Posted By: David Collins - August 20th, 2010 6:39:14 pm EDT
I think this is writing at it's best. It perfectly captures the "magic" of childhood and imagination. Part of me sincerely wishes that Stephen King would consider writing a sequel. Maybe just a smaller novel that is a prequel to IT. A story that discusses the events that took place during the years (or centuries) before the 1950's and all of the events that Hanlon discusses to the readers that occurred in Derry.
Posted By: McMorbid - August 19th, 2010 10:00:31 pm EDT
One of the best he has ever done; in my opinion. Usually stories don't have a powerful affect on me, but this one managed to pull me into that child-like fear of thinking that evil clowns had hidden themselves under my bed. This particular story just enraptured me; it almost felt like you were in Derry with the Losers and Pennywise. You really felt the characters' pain, ecspecially Eddie's on my part. Bawled my eyes out when he died. Reading the end always gives me a warm, nostalgic feeling, one that someone my age usually wouldn't feel. Took weeks to read, but it was definately worth it. Nothing else could compare so this. Please keep up the great work, Mr.King~
Posted By: Ccelag - August 18th, 2010 7:45:30 pm EDT
Fabulous intro ... the rain ... the darkness ... congrats. one more time
Posted By: Anonymous - August 17th, 2010 4:14:45 pm EDT
I just have to say this first: I LOVE STEPHEN KING. I first started reading his works at the age of 9 (I am now 12), and he has me hooked!!! I'm on Chapter 6 (which is like 250 pages in) and I have loved every bit of it. I can't put it down! The 1990 TV movie sucked (except for Tim Curry) and I have reservations about the 2011 theater version. I just hope that Warner Brothers' can do justice to this wonderful story!
Posted By: Lucas - August 11th, 2010 6:49:57 pm EDT
Hello. I am from Argentina and I want to know more about your book: It, due to the fact that in my country there are onle 3 boocks in all Argentina. The 3 books are in Buenos Aires and I live in Jujuy, that is 2000 km from Buenos Aires, and as you can see it is very difficult for me to look foward your book. I have lisent that you had an accident, so you stoped sending books. I really love your books...... and we have only 4 or 5 boks at Jujuys librery.... Thank you for lisent... and I hope yuo can solve this problem, because Argentinians loves your books.... I hope you the best and to your helper that are reading this at the moment.
Posted By: Arbogast - August 6th, 2010 5:46:10 pm EDT
I'm not going to wax lyrical, I don't have the tools. All I'll say is that It is by far my favourite book Mr King has written, for many reasons, the first and I suppose most important being the pretty embarrassing love I had for the 1990 TV movie (forgive me, I was 8). When I first read the book in about 2000, I was catapulted into Derry proper, no more John Boy Walton and Tim Curry for me - it was Big Bill and Pennywise. My childish love for the film helped me understand the nostalgic feel of the book more than just simply looking back on my own experiences in childhood. The film was my 1958 and the book was my 1985. And the Losers captured my heart in a way no other characters have since. I love this book. It makes me ache and cry and scream all at once no matter how many times I read it. It breaks my heart more than a so-called horror novel should. No matter how many times I get to the end, I always hope and pray that this time they will remember each other outside of their dreams. Maybe next time.
Posted By: Cj - August 6th, 2010 2:51:49 pm EDT
Wow.I'm 13 and still a kid,so every time I read this I get those feelings that IT is under the bed.I love this book and can't put into words how scary this is.The unique works of SK make the story come true to me every time,and I thank him for that.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 6th, 2010 7:50:21 am EDT
I just read the description of it on Wikipedia. it sounds scary. Stephen King has a sick mind, but he writes good books!
Posted By: Chuck Norris - August 5th, 2010 7:25:48 pm EDT
Mammoth of a book, but worth reading till the end
Posted By: Horace - August 2nd, 2010 6:12:20 pm EDT
This book was amazing! I loved the characters and the plot was quite interesting. It was frightening at times ( and I don't only mean the book itself) and once I started, It was hard to put down. I recommended It to my friends and they all loved It!
Posted By: Spivitz - July 28th, 2010 5:29:32 pm EDT
IT is the scariest book I have ever read. I wonder if IT's real name is Mordred.
Posted By: Justin - July 26th, 2010 12:38:04 pm EDT
Great book! Creepy at times, but very interesting. One of my favorites from King!
Posted By: Dydundr - July 25th, 2010 7:40:23 am EDT
Fantastic book, the best one I've ever read. I heard that published novel much shorter than original manuscript - is there any plans to publish uncut version of "It"?
Posted By: Lewis - July 17th, 2010 4:58:10 pm EDT
Hi im 13 years old and have just started reading IT and am loving it, i just got it this morning in the post and have been reading it all day... but 1 qiustion i have noticed that this book is a bit more complicated than the others, but im not sure if thats just me having trouble getting into it, does its get any easier to understand?
Posted By: Emily - July 17th, 2010 8:25:36 am EDT
I'm still reading this...I'm on page 787. I'm only 13...and this is my first Stephen King novel...and I LOVE it!! The book was sitting around in my house for a long time..before I actually tried to read it. The first time I TRIED to read..I got bored on page 15 and threw it down..I was only 9. But the movie...gave me a PHOBIA...when I was just a little kid... I got over it...I also heard they were going to make a IT movie remake. I'd love to see it!!
Posted By: VIC - July 16th, 2010 5:20:08 pm EDT
I TOTAL LOVE THIS BOOK! I AM 10 YEARS OLD AND READ STEPHEN KING. MY FIRST STEPHEN KING BOOK WAS A NOVELLA THE MIST. IM ON PAGE233 STEPHEN KING RULES!
Posted By: Meghan - July 12th, 2010 3:12:08 pm EDT
I loved it! I'm 13 and finished it yesterday; and I'm now looking for other Stephen King books because I loved it that much. At first I was disappointed by the ending but now I realize how well it fit and how happy I was with the book.
Posted By: DerryBoi - July 11th, 2010 1:53:30 am EDT
Hey, I've read lots of Stephen King books, but never read It. Heard so many good things about It, so last wednesday, I bought. Just finished it this afternoon. FRIGGIN EPIC!!!!! The thing Ilove the most is all the refrences he makes to It in other books. CAN"T WAIT FOR THE NEW MOVIE!!!!
Posted By: Hrant - July 7th, 2010 1:53:02 pm EDT
Hy. I live in Armenia. I read 20 novels and novellas of Stephen King. He`s my favourite writer and IT is my favourite book. IT is the best, IT is very scarry and interestig..
Posted By: Dan - July 6th, 2010 2:48:07 pm EDT
It try to read about 70 or so books every year, but there is only one that I read every year. "IT" is that book; I read it every summer. It's a wonder novel about the magic of childhood, but the real magic is that it helps me fondly recall my own and the friends with which I grew up. I compare this novel with other classics such as JM Barrie's "Peter Pan" or Mark Twain's "Huck Finn". It is a book not to be missed. Thanks, Mr. King, for sharing this one - it's a beautiful, magical story.
Posted By: SKfan10 - July 5th, 2010 2:35:09 am EDT
I love this novel! it is one of King's Best novel ever! I give this novel a 10/10! :) keep doing a great job Mr. King. Your amazing!
Posted By: Enrico - July 4th, 2010 4:20:24 pm EDT
Hello. This is the best book by King I ever read. I'm 35 years old, after read IT (two years ago) I become teenager again... Thanks, King!
Posted By: Enrico - July 4th, 2010 4:19:31 pm EDT
Hello. This is the best book by King I ever read. I'm 35 years old, after read IT (two years ago) I become teenager again... Thanks, King!
Posted By: It's Misery - July 3rd, 2010 6:46:22 am EDT
This is Stephan king's best book. it was really tense and scary. clowns are my biggest fears and this added to that fear. the story was compelling and the characters well written. the TV film was brilliant and the actors played the characters very well and the final piece was a masterpiece, if no one has read a SK book, this is the one to read!!!
Posted By: Elvircrn - June 29th, 2010 8:48:00 am EDT
Hy guys. I'm 14 years old now and IT was my first SK book and the one that got me reading other horror novels. SK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - June 27th, 2010 12:27:22 am EDT
Just finished IT litterally 2 and a half minutes ago this book is freakin epic the ending awsome everything fitted really well.
Posted By: Pennywiselvr - June 26th, 2010 1:46:26 pm EDT
It was the very first of his i read and all time fav. It's the reason I started reading his books.
Posted By: Karl - June 24th, 2010 12:36:20 am EDT
Like so many, when I was 12, It was the 1st SK book I ever read. I've read & loved many others since. I'm now 29 & reading It again. SK could be a mad genius, bc somehow (just like the adult characters) I had literally forgotten almost everything that wasn't major in the film. This second time around has been a surreal, "shared" experience with the characters. By this I mean every chapter's beginning awakens faint memories from childhood, ending with frightening total recall now as an adult reading It again. It has been a wild experience, both in childhood & adulthood! Thank You, Mr. King.
Posted By: Lucia - June 22nd, 2010 3:20:01 pm EDT
A Great Book. Easily My Favorite Of All Of His Works
Posted By: Lucas - June 14th, 2010 4:10:51 am EDT
I have been working on this book for a while now. It has some amazing deep characters. It moves around fast enough to keep you interested and explains each individual storyline with great clarity and depth. On page 538 and still hooked.
Posted By: S.K.Rules - June 12th, 2010 9:39:59 am EDT
One of his best novels, i thought with the size of this book it would be boring at times but like always with SK he keeps you hooked from the start. pity about the TV adaption though
Posted By: Anonymous - June 11th, 2010 3:47:07 pm EDT
First SK book I read. One of my favorites
Posted By: Anonymous - June 6th, 2010 1:17:45 am EDT
I'm reading this book right now it amazing I'm about 550 pages it's very good. IT is my second book the first was pet sematary it's the best book yet but I think IT will be better.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 5th, 2010 7:01:12 pm EDT
i think that they should make a new IT. there should be diffrent people and atleast 10 friends and IT should be stronger than before.
Posted By: Dimarray - June 3rd, 2010 9:55:08 pm EDT
This is a fantastic novel by the greatest of all horror writers. I mainly read literature and generally stay away from popular writers, but King is the exception. His characterization skills are in a league of their own which is what makes him extraordinary, and IT takes this to a new level. If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for?
Posted By: Evenstar - June 1st, 2010 7:33:49 pm EDT
I read this book when I was ten years old, not too long after it came out in paperback. The nuns at my private school confiscated my copy so I stole another copy from the library to finish it. 'It' changed my life.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 27th, 2010 11:52:50 pm EDT
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The plot and the story line was amazing. I want to meet Stephen King in person.
Posted By: DiaXero - May 20th, 2010 1:46:46 pm EDT
i love the movies of stephen king , but i never read them , i am starting a new one called four past midnight
Posted By: Keansburgbabe - May 15th, 2010 3:13:19 pm EDT
I read this book when I was a teenager. It was a great book and movie. I'm a big Stephen King fan.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 13th, 2010 9:53:28 pm EDT
Stephen King rocks. I am reading Cujo right now and I luv it!
Posted By: MR. FoRKNeSS - May 11th, 2010 4:52:33 pm EDT
im only 13 and i think this is one of the best books ever! i couldnt put it down till i finished it my teachers were shocked i was reading it
Posted By: Evan O'Shea - May 10th, 2010 2:23:22 pm EDT
Im reading IT right now! Oh My God! This is the scariest thing that I have ever read. I cant even stand to stay home alone or sleep in the same room as the book! I should have listened to my mom and read it when i was a little older. I am 15 going on 16. But Im gonna finish it anyway... STEPHEN KING IS A FREAK AND I LIVE TO LOVE HIM! HIS BOOKS ARE AMAZING AND KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT UNTIL THE LAST PAGE!!!!!
Posted By: RGRGRG - May 9th, 2010 9:35:27 am EDT
THIS MAN IS CRAZY BUT HIS BOOKS ARE VERY VERY GOOD I LIKE THE BOOK AND MOVIE MIST
Posted By: Anonymous - May 5th, 2010 11:41:02 am EDT
im only 12 and think this book is gr8 and insomnia aswell!
Posted By: Nick The Beak - April 30th, 2010 10:15:49 am EDT
An amazing book, I can't decide which is his best, It or The Stand? They are both huge books which keep you on the edge of your seat (So to speak)
Posted By: HUNTER W. - April 20th, 2010 6:57:39 pm EDT
Best novel ever! There should be a sequel where a different clown nameed 'nickleback'. He kills these other kids,and the 'Losers' back to Derry. In the end the 'Losers' die from a A-bomb,which destroys derry,but also kills the whote IT family.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 19th, 2010 11:48:08 am EDT
I remember sitting down with my dad and watching 'The shining' and him saying that the stephen king films were amazing and his book even better. I just continued complaining about the rubbish quality. now i'm 15 going on 16 and im starting to really appreciate the art in old films such as It. and the other stephen king films. and i have like a mini library going on in one corner of my room, i really wanna go on and study english in college. im just abit of a shy person so :// i guess speaking and listening will have to be thrown out of english when i get into college :L!
Posted By: Rainbowbraintransplant - April 13th, 2010 8:23:36 pm EDT
I absolutely LOVEEDD this book. What I love most about this is, that Pennywise tortured each of the kids individually, so when they were fighting it, they had their own personal reasons to get rid of it. For example, for Bill, it was the death of his brother, and for Beverly, it was her abusive father. This book is very well written, and I'm thinking about re-reading it. :)
Posted By: Laura - April 8th, 2010 1:05:29 am EDT
The tongue twister that Bill learns to help with his stutter, "He thrusts his fists againsts the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts, " did Stephen King make this up or did it originate somewhere else?
Posted By: Your Momma - March 31st, 2010 4:10:54 pm EDT
I love this book i have the movie @ my daddy's house! i watch it all the time!@ From your momma!
Posted By: OreO102 - March 28th, 2010 7:57:37 pm EDT
OMG!!! love this movie, but i was wondering if they were going to remake "it" in 2010. i have been hearing so many rumors and i hope they do but dont change it!!!
Posted By: Hunter - March 27th, 2010 12:22:10 am EDT
Best Book and movie in the era of horror.King,you are truly magnificint
Posted By: StephenKingfan - March 22nd, 2010 2:39:24 pm EDT
This was the best book ever made!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 21st, 2010 5:12:16 pm EDT
Best Stephen King book since Cujo.
Posted By: Anonymous - March 20th, 2010 6:20:33 pm EDT
Hi big fan how much is the book i m 11 years old and im not scared only when i was 5
Posted By: QCP - March 18th, 2010 7:52:14 pm EDT
My favorite book by far!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 13th, 2010 5:07:58 pm EST
I was visiting my dad in Colorado the year SK's IT came out; in fact, it was one of my Christmas presents. In the house where he lived, me being 17 at the time, I got my own bunk. In the basement. I don't know if this was my first time there or not, but as with most SK stuff I was up late reading. The only light was a bulb hanging down from the ceiling above my bed. I couldn't tell you where I was in the book, but up until that point I don't think I was feeling particularly scared. Until the light burnt out. I kid you not. The light bulb gave up the ghost in the middle of an SK book! I put IT down, afraid to move. And willed myself to sleep (such sleep as I got).
Posted By: Rb - March 12th, 2010 6:01:05 pm EST
best book i've ever read, without a shadow of a doubt
Posted By: Rich - March 11th, 2010 1:49:33 pm EST
I just finished IT and I LOVED it, the Losers were great, especially as kids (small complaint: I could have done without the kid sex scene, couldn't the kids have re- bonded in a different way? Perhaps doing something more kid-like?) Do you think the way they forget things both times was caused by Pennywise or the 'other' Did Pennywise make them famous/sucessful to keep them away? Do you think they can have kids now? I would have loved to have read more with the adult Ben and Bev, do they live happily ever after?
Posted By: TJK ERNST - March 11th, 2010 11:52:44 am EST
One of the best books I have ever read!!!
Posted By: Rb - March 11th, 2010 4:42:32 am EST
Posted By: Anonymous - March 9th, 2010 12:14:09 pm EST
IT should be published as an unabridged audio book
[This title, read by Steven Weber, will be available May 2010.]
Posted By: Joey - March 8th, 2010 7:59:13 pm EST
Simply put, the best book he has ever written. Every 3 years I read it. Always have, always will!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 2nd, 2010 8:04:35 pm EST
In one word. Incredible. The description, the multiple storylines for the Losers, the information and background...and Pennywise. It was the most amazing book I have ever read! I actually believed that Derry was real until I researched it over the weekend. Amazing! I especially liked It's point of view in the part "The ritual of "Chud". By the way, is there a map of Derry somewhere?
Posted By: $t. Michael - February 28th, 2010 8:21:42 pm EST
crazy and awesome!!!
Posted By: Moopoo - February 26th, 2010 10:22:28 pm EST
i am only on page 13 just when pennywise is about to kill Georgie. I am tottaly hooked. I usually hate overly detailed book. But Stephen King uses detail in such a way that is so remarkable. IT is so far his best book. This probaly sounds ridiculos that i am only on page 13 and saying this. But everything seems so REAL when i read the book. The way he describes Georgie in his basement, so scared that someone will be down there... the smell. It reminds me of how i think about my basement. So mysterious despreate of the light to be on and to rush right out. remarkable book i wish i would never stop reading it.
Posted By: Twistedlavender - February 17th, 2010 2:28:49 pm EST
I just finished reading this book and it was amazing!!! The detail was breathtaking and the story was intense I couldn't put it down! It was a little long but the length seemed necessary I wouldn't cut any part of the story out it all added up into a truely chilling tale. Loved all of it, it was a very enjoyable experience reading this book :):):)
Posted By: Sam - February 17th, 2010 9:45:09 am EST
This is by far the best King novel out. I know he would probably not like that his best work was in 85', but this novel did it for me. This was one of the first King books I had ever picked up, and once I had, I could not put it down. Being over 1000 pages I thought I would be intimidated by it, but found that I finished it in less than one month. This is definitely a book I will read over and over again. It's a shame to say, I know, but I had seen the film first. Being an avid fan of horror movies I had seen a lot of King's adaptations before reading the books. Needless to say the book was 1000% better than the film and the film was awesome! I recommend this book to all!
Posted By: Javi - February 17th, 2010 9:07:02 am EST
Excellent book. Good movie but not to scary as the book.
Posted By: Kay - February 12th, 2010 10:03:06 am EST
Fantastic pretty much sums it up. Then again... not like thats any different from most of his novels huh?
Posted By: River - February 8th, 2010 5:43:57 pm EST
I think I first tried reading this when I was maybe eight, just after the mini-series came out. My older sister took it away saying that it was going to be too hard for me. She put it in a window and forgot about it, the window leaked and when my mom found the book it was dry but moldy and water stained. The pages were warped and the cover bloated. It looked like it came out of a Derry sewer in other words. The shape it was in when I finally got to read it when I was 17 all the more wonderful, and real. IT is one of my favorite books. I heard a rumor around Christmas that IT was going to be released in audiobook format some time around May of 2010. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Posted By: Anonymous - February 8th, 2010 6:13:16 am EST
I stole this book from my sister's room at age seven and read it simply because I liked the front cover. I have to say, it was one of my most terrifying, yet mystifying experiences. It has such a wonderful, nostalgic feel with all your childhood terrors coming to life, yet beating them back with the bond of friendship. I still read this book and am blown away by how deep the book goes, and how the words form a reality. Thanks go to a very talented Mr. King.
Posted By: NiNjA_MaKeOuT - February 4th, 2010 12:43:42 pm EST
i used to watch this so many times when i was a kid. lol ever since then i was scared of clowns lol i love this movie. ha I'm not so scared of clowns anymore though ha
Posted By: Stefan - February 1st, 2010 3:33:31 pm EST
This was the second book i read by Stephen King (the first being Misery) and i have to say that the book was superbly written and though it was a lengthy book it didnt feel like it was at all, it was a real page turner. Mr.King truly is a master of the craft.
Posted By: Roofy - January 31st, 2010 10:04:28 pm EST
I read this when I was 14 and King has been my favourite author ever since. Fantastic read!
Posted By: Anthony - January 31st, 2010 9:15:26 pm EST
this is a really good book. i love it. you show awesome fiction. thank you so much for giving me such amazing things to read.
Posted By: Annetta - January 29th, 2010 12:05:12 pm EST
I have read this book for the first time when I was 12 years old. I have never felt anything like it before, amazing, magical book. After all these years I still go back to it. Thank you Mr King.
Posted By: N Bitney - January 27th, 2010 3:55:35 pm EST
I absolutely love Stephen King's Novel's!!!!! I am reading Under the Dome right now, then I am reading cell! I plan to read this book after cell. I just recently read Duma Key! :)
Posted By: Marxalot - January 27th, 2010 2:07:17 am EST
This was the first novel I read that linked me with my childhood nightmares and fantasies. I was just blown away and it was an incredible rush. You are the master and I thank you for all the wonderful stories you have created...its been inspirational!!
Posted By: Anonymous - January 26th, 2010 6:50:03 pm EST
this is absoulutley the greatest book i have ever read. i think all the characters have the greatest personalities because they are different. even people like tom rogan and henry bowers are great! maybe it was the best because im only 12 so i can relate to these types of friendships. the ending was great too! i like richie because he kept peoples spirits up with his Voices. i just wish eddie lived, but at least he died a hero! i thought it was great when stan cut everyones palms and told them to return to derry if it came back...
Posted By: Stephanie - January 23rd, 2010 4:39:34 pm EST
I am writing a response to this book rather early and I want to apologize, but don't worry, I have a good reason. I was just on King's website (I have it bookmarked, I am a big King fan) but I still never read IT because I am sick of the cliche clown horror stories. I have read over a few chapters so far and I am already sucked in to where I can't get out. King does a great, no, WONDERFUL job on explaining the feelings that go through people's minds. (I will note he uses that talent very successfully in all of his other stories at well) but this one has captured me. When the little child, George, must go into the cellar in the very beginning it made me remember how I was terrified of the cellar at my house growing up. Reading the part where George walked into the basement was scary to me. When he talked about the smell, I could already smell the dark rotten cement of my own basement and it brought me back to the memory of the frightened child I once was.
Posted By: JorgeFdz - January 22nd, 2010 4:16:01 pm EST
Please Stephen, write a saga to this story, theres a lot of questions in the air, he is still alive!!!
Posted By: Ig - January 21st, 2010 7:00:05 pm EST
It was probably the best work of Stephen King I've read (which, I've read a LOT). The deep characterization is the best of any work of fiction I read. It was so descriptive that I could physically see whatever was going on inside my mind. It was so realistic, you could almost believe it happened. The 1990 movie was okay, but it wasn't scary and didn't too the book enough justice. If WB remakes it and actually makes it as long as the book was, that'd be great. As long as they don't "modern-hollywood-ize" it, then it could be good. If they stay true to the book, I'll be the first one there. Thanks for the best work of fiction, Stephen King. Hi, ho from South Carolina!
Posted By: Mike - January 21st, 2010 10:26:36 am EST
I wish Stephen King would remake the movie It. I know the books are always better than the movies; however, Tim Cury was the only one who actually played his character the right way. Also It was a made-for-TV movie. There is all kinds of new technology to make this story really come to life for a future generation. If you read this Mr. King I love your books, but did the guy from Nightcourt really have to be Bill Denbrough? That was just silly. Dispite all this, the book was the best I ever read.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 12th, 2010 12:25:11 pm EST
IT is very scary, I read it in the night, lying in my bed and trying not to think about the doll downstairs, but it was the worst when I had to go to the toillet...IT is SK masterpiece, my opinion is that its even better then "The shining." I finished reading "Cell" and thinking about reading IT again. Just can't stop reading SK novels.
Posted By: Joshbygosh - January 12th, 2010 11:33:54 am EST
Thank you Mr. King. I read this book in 1990 after watching the movie. I identified with "The Losers Club". Being 10 years old at the time, with no friends, it changed my whole perception, fears, and imagination. Being 28 now, I'm astonished to think back on how a novel you had wrote and moved on from had become in my life all encompasing and something I subconsciosly carried with me. I was the fat kid "hanscom" in my social circle and was constantly picked on and beat up by the real Henry Bowers of the world. In short your book IT, to me became very real and a much treasured escape. I'm so glad you have this website I could write about it on. You may never even read this, but if you, simply put, Thank you.
Posted By: Joey Vichio - January 5th, 2010 5:20:26 pm EST
okay, so i'm reading this book right now and im only on page 75 out of 1,090. let me tell you right now that this book is so, so ,so , GOOD. Im a very avid Stephen King reader and i dont think any of his novels have picked up so quickly before. 10 pages into the story and (spoiler) a little kid already gets his arm pulled off by Pennywise The Danceing Clown. do not i repeat DO NOT let the size of this book scare you, because you'll have a better time getting scared reading "it" (haha pun intended) P.S- don't bother watching the movie. it just doesn't have the same feel to it. the only reason you should see that four hour long movie (yes it is Four hours) is because of Tim Curry's amazingly scary performance as Pennywise.
Posted By: Suebaby - January 3rd, 2010 6:23:19 pm EST
I am a life long fan of Stephen King and IT is my favorite. It is an awsome novel and in my opinion, the best book ever written. I am also a huge fan of The Dark Tower series. Mr. King - "Keep up the good work." Yours truly, A Fan In Dahlonega, Ga.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 2nd, 2010 3:43:54 pm EST
Great book! The first Stephen King novel that I had ever read. It was released the same month and year I was born, and it was the first movie of his I saw at age 6. Now that I have read more of his works, I am finding that there are many ties to IT and the Dark Tower series. I am wondering, since Pennywise is supposed to be alive (Dreamcatcher) and the symbol from the door is back (Under the Dome), does that mean we can expect a sequel or is it just for the fans that get the references or both?
Posted By: Anonymous - December 31st, 2009 3:31:43 pm EST
I am student filmmaker. A dream of mine has been to remake IT into a feature film. IT has fascinated me since the age of 10 when I watched the TV film. The idea of it was an incredible revelation of fear and triumph against impossible odds. I have recently read the book knowing that Pennywise would be better explained. I have just found out they are remaking it. I am happy in a way to see a new adaptation, but I believe I would have done your work justice. In case it does not work out do not forget your fan Ezra Albarran :)
Posted By: G Bontrager - December 28th, 2009 10:20:00 pm EST
IT is the most wonderful book I have ever read! I had always looked down on fiction until IT. Now I know fiction is the truth inside the lie. Lost memories of my childhood flooded back, memories I didnt know I had forgotten. Thank you, Mr. King for this book.
Posted By: Big Bill - December 27th, 2009 7:44:06 am EST
PLZ W.B RELEASE A NEW VERSION OF IT IN TWO PARTS. WE ALL LUV IT.
Posted By: Beylie - December 23rd, 2009 4:21:19 pm EST
I've read most of Stephen's books over the years. I find myself returning to this one time and time again though. Perhaps it is because I identify with the characters so much? And also with the Barrens. A definite must read. Let's hope the remake does it justice.The turtle waits.
Posted By: Fear2342 - December 20th, 2009 12:15:50 pm EST
this is the best book i ever read..prob the best book there ever will be..a great ,gret book...i cant go to the bathroom with out looking ..and talking dow the drain.stepthen really out done himself!
Posted By: Kyle - December 13th, 2009 9:19:06 pm EST
I was a little hesitant on reading this book because of the 1000 page length. Now I realize how stupid I was because this is the best novel I have ever read. I just love the story and the horror surrounding the characters. It is so well written and has great lines, such as: He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts! This is the very best book I have ever read, and I read tons of books in my 17 years. I know every one of Stephen's books has at least half of the comments say "best book ever" and stuff like that but i'm not overreactive. I plan on reading this masterpiece again and possibly a third time. best $8.99 I've ever spent!
Posted By: DayDay - December 12th, 2009 8:15:42 pm EST
dang dis movie is like whoa i mean i have seen so many horror films and i aint never scared but man after seeing this its like whoa this movie had me shaken but this is a wonderful peace of work honestly my first time seeing this i was 5 or so now im 13 and and i watched it again and i still have to leave my night light on im so afraid that IT will come after me!!!LOL BUT GREAT WORK
Posted By: Nocturnal - December 6th, 2009 6:52:33 pm EST
Incredible depth and sense of nostalgia, friendship and strength in this novel. There are moments of triumphant joy and humor, violence and cruelty, sadness and tears, and- of course- terror and suspense that will have you wary of your bathroom for quite a while. A masterpiece, truly.
Posted By: Jnos Pter, Fejes - December 5th, 2009 10:17:32 am EST
Hey I'm from Hungary!!! This book is the best fiction novel In the world. Bye
Posted By: Anonymous - December 3rd, 2009 7:22:40 pm EST
I am currently reading this book for school in Oklahoma, and it is AHH-MAZING! The details paint the perfect picture of Derry. It is by far my favorite King book I have read so far. I have never been able to say that I have been this terrified of reading before bed! And I have never loved all the characters in a book since Winnie the Pooh!
Posted By: Ironskull - November 29th, 2009 11:32:29 pm EST
The best fiction novel EVER writtin' !!!
Posted By: Stacebase* - November 26th, 2009 7:05:48 pm EST
I'm reading it at the moment and I'm loving it and I know its a book I'm not going to give up on cause it's that intersting u feel like u are part of that gang and that u see what they see :)
Posted By: Anonymous - November 26th, 2009 2:25:44 pm EST
Stephen Kings Masterpiece
Posted By: NEWAYTOWIN - November 24th, 2009 9:04:48 am EST
IM 22YRS OLD I WATCHED THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN I WAS 5 AND TILL THIS DAY IM STILL SCARED OF CLOWNS!!! BUT ITS A DAMN GOOD BOOK AND MOVIE...
Posted By: Seanzo - November 24th, 2009 7:04:41 am EST
I just finished the novel last night. My cover is different. It's a paperback, it's blue and it has a picture of a balloon and a hand on it and it's 1376 pages but its the same book. It was brilliant. Stephen King is one of the writers who inspired me to become an author when I'm older. The story of this book is brilliant. The movie isn't as good. I was disappointed with the movie. I was sad when Eddie died. I'm planning to read The Shining and Misery next. I heard they were brilliant. Good job Stephen, it was an amazing and enjoyable book.
Posted By: Desperate - November 17th, 2009 9:59:36 pm EST
Page 527 was the best
Posted By: Baluga Loves Me - November 17th, 2009 9:58:12 pm EST
Stephen King is a superb author I love His works. Yet some parts are a bit Much for a 10 year old
Posted By: Davemelnick - November 16th, 2009 9:30:14 pm EST
IT was my 1st novel I read & my favorite Stephen King book.
Posted By: Oscar - November 15th, 2009 11:25:27 pm EST
after reading my eleventh Stephen King's work, The Gunslinger, i gave up. I had important things to do, than read S.K's books. Until i went to my friends house. and gave me a book. then, asked me to read only the first five chapters, i did. It was this book. and now i can't stop reading. This books awakens me over the middle of the night. i have to read it before i take a leak, and after i come back. Before my meal, and after, when I'm driving and stop in the red traffic light, people yell at me, because I'm reading, the light turns green, and I won't go, they horn at me, but i wont listen since my music is way too loud. Last time a got a ticket for the same reason. Its a thousand pages , and I'm gonna keep on reading.
Posted By: Seanzo - November 15th, 2009 3:47:09 pm EST
I'm reading It now. I'm on pg 1010 where patrick hocksetter gets killed. Stephen King has an amazing imagination. I mean, who else would have ever thought of a creature that can take the form of your deepest fears and kill you . Stephen King is a brilliant writer.
Posted By: Andrew - November 12th, 2009 9:41:58 pm EST
I just finished this book, and I have to say, it's the best King book I have ever read. I loved it so much. It was really slow to start, but once you got passed the halfway mark, it got really good and scary. It did get confusing when it was jumping timelines near the end though. But that's the only downfall to the book.
Posted By: Thenightprincess - November 12th, 2009 1:17:17 pm EST
this book was amazing though it scared the living crap outta me im afraid of every clown know in this universe because of the movie but still loved the book
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Posted By: Jordan - November 11th, 2009 10:09:41 am EST
Truly amazing. I love the way you describe things. I enjoy this book very much, just like I enjoyed Carrie and Four Past Midnight. You are an extremily talented author.
Posted By: Kris G - November 10th, 2009 11:51:48 pm EST
holy crap that movie made me hate clowns untill i was 10 i am 14 and that movie still scares the S#@t out of me woo I LOOV BEING SCARED its so cool. oh the ending of the movie the mist sucks balls.
Posted By: Vizzor - November 10th, 2009 9:52:51 pm EST
This is a book that I owed myself to read since I was a kid. I was very surprised to find out how deep this story is: it has to be Kings most symbolic novel (kinda Hitchcocks The Birds). Incredible story, great Dark Tower mythology, a genuine study in our deepest fears, and an incredibly journey through Derrys town darkest history... Loved the characters and the epic concept of this idea: how kids couldnt deal with real life issues but fought a monster that they all shared and now, 28 years later they all must (remember how) became the kid they once were in order to survive IT again. Its a perfect novel to read being a child, but its a MUST read again as a grownup!
Posted By: Vincent - November 1st, 2009 1:04:24 am EDT
I loved this book. I'm not usually a fan of horror, but this is such a character-driven story with such interesting and multi-dimensional characters that one cannot help but be enthralled by this story. Also, the scares are intense, and anyone looking for a good fright should pick this book up. I can't wait to read it again!
Posted By: Anthony - October 29th, 2009 4:40:50 pm EDT
A masterpiece of modern writing.
Posted By: BlueMoon477 - October 28th, 2009 9:07:57 am EDT
I read this in a week over summer camp. O my goodness I couldn't believe what a jewel i came upon. I'm making all my friends read It. Didn't scare me too much, though...
Posted By: Cesco - October 26th, 2009 1:37:24 pm EDT
I've been reading theis book for like 2 weeks and sadly am only on the page 327, i will finish this book, and so far i've seen the movie, and talked about the book with friends. i wish there was a second explaning IT better, and there are more of IT. Mabey even what happend to the derry seattlement. amazing book cant wait to finish it.
Posted By: Anonymous - October 24th, 2009 12:20:28 pm EDT
I've read many of his books and this to me seems to be among the best. The characters are truly superb and It is truly one of his best works.
Posted By: Derek - October 22nd, 2009 10:38:46 pm EDT
I read this book when I was 12 or 13. I was up all night reading it and finished at about 4 am. I was so scared that I had to stay up until daylight before going to bed. That's a memorable book. I plan on reading it again soon to see if I still get spooked.
Posted By: Insert Name Here - October 19th, 2009 1:59:03 am EDT
This is an awesome book, and Stephen King's attention to detail has made this a memorable book for me. What's the scariest book by Stephen King, this one is only a tiny bit scary in some parts
Posted By: Brayden - October 13th, 2009 10:38:09 pm EDT
I just finished this book, and already, this is my all-time favorite book. I am in eighth grade, so I am just getting into the great author and classic books. The description of things are just amazing. I have also read "The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon," and I plan to read more of your books. You are a GENIUS.
Posted By: Hails - October 12th, 2009 6:32:08 am EDT
Im reading this book atm and im loving it only upto about page 300. It has to be by far one of the best books ive read so far. i cant put it down :)
Posted By: Anonymous - October 12th, 2009 1:17:32 am EDT
I don't think it's that scary, but it's an excellent
Posted By: DRAGON TROGDOR - October 12th, 2009 1:08:40 am EDT
This was my first King book, and is not only my favorite from King, but probably my favorite book of all time. Thanks for this amazing accomplishment, Mr. King; the $10 I spent on my copy were more then worth every penny!
Posted By: Chambers - October 11th, 2009 10:53:43 pm EDT
Loved it the first, second, and third time I read it. The TV adaptation left something to be desired but if it played out on the screen as it did in my head it would have likely carried an X rating. I was always hoping to see an audio book though. I think theres a story teller out there that could make it come to life again and for a new audience.
Posted By: Candycane - October 6th, 2009 4:44:34 pm EDT
i love your books and im trying to get all of your books.
Posted By: Anonymous - October 4th, 2009 4:16:52 pm EDT
When i read "IT" i was completely scared out of my wits, and i just had to know one thing. How many different was can you kill it, and what are they?
Posted By: Anonymous - September 28th, 2009 1:37:30 pm EDT
i loved your book desperation, I am trying to right a book about zombies but i dont rilly know how to wright a book but your books give me an idea of how to right,i am in the middle of your book it and i love the way you right
Posted By: CannibalsOnCannabis - September 27th, 2009 3:10:38 pm EDT
Far and away my favorite book. I will never forget The Losers Club, and the times I shared with them.
Posted By: Sis - September 16th, 2009 4:52:44 pm EDT
Man this has to be one of the scariest books for me. I read this book in HS and till this day it scares the hell out of me. I love it though. I swear till this day I hate passing by street drains. A great book though.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 16th, 2009 9:57:48 am EDT
i personally think that it is the best horror movie jet. My favorite part was when the seven adults once batlle it kill it. The part that i did't like whas when the adults were in the restaurant and the parts of it appear in the food.
Posted By: Autumnazing - September 14th, 2009 7:45:32 pm EDT
I love your work. Nothing scares me anymore, because I grew up reading your stuff at a young age. IT is the reason I fear clowns now.... Lol XD You are the ultimate master of horror.
Posted By: Aidan - September 13th, 2009 8:50:08 pm EDT
Great story! I have it on my ipod and am listening to it for the fourth time. It is a very Lovecraftian tale, and I love the mention of " Pickman, that paints those strange pictures". The idea of a struggle with such a titanic, ancient evil appeals to me, especially when the characters are just average people. The only thing theyreally have is a basic belief that they CAN kill IT.
Posted By: Brady12 - September 5th, 2009 11:11:30 pm EDT
Just got finished this one and I was blown away! I watched the movie when I was a kid and I had nightmares for a month! STEPHEN in my opinion you are the KING of horror...lol. Pun definetly intended lmao.
Posted By: PrincessFairy - September 4th, 2009 6:25:09 pm EDT
I am reading "It" at the moment and cant get over how great it is. The television version is the one film I still get scared watching!!I have just read about a remake of the book but am not sure about it as it would cut too much out and who could play Pennywise other than Tim Curry
Posted By: Tevye - September 2nd, 2009 10:03:16 pm EDT
Well, will IT return in 2012? Possible Sequel in the works?
Posted By: Evan - September 1st, 2009 3:11:43 pm EDT
One of my favorites. I've read it atleast 6 times. The story never gets old. Didn't like the movie. The actors were great , loved Tim Curry, but too much was either changed or omitted. Especially the scene in the book after Ben gets the call from Mike and remembers the promise.
Posted By: Jordon - August 31st, 2009 11:16:05 am EDT
all i can say about this book is !wow! my favorite stephen king book ive have read
Posted By: Mendark - August 29th, 2009 5:40:43 pm EDT
Hello. I'm from Romania. i have to say i'm a great fan of yours; i read a lot of your books and my favorite is IT. I love the characters, the story line is perfect...I read the book 3 times and I'm sure I'm gonna read it again. My cousin got into your books because of this particular one. I gave the book to him one day and told him to try it out as i thought it was the best fiction novel i had read so far. He kept the book for 6 months without touching it as he's not really a fan of fictional writings (he's interested mainly in philosophical books), but 1 day he tried it out of curiosity and he couldn't let it go. He looooved it. After that he became a fan. This book touches you to the core. You remember how it was to be a kid, how big your imagination was, how you believed in ghosts, the boogie man, everything supernatural :D. i always wanted to ask if there's a plan in a near future for an updated version. maybe a miniseries like Kingdom Hospital so it would cover most of the things that had happened in the book. I've always dreamed about it being done. all to say is you're a master thanks for great reading and keep it up!!
Posted By: VaneZz - August 26th, 2009 10:56:59 pm EDT
ive always wanted to read this book... ill finally do it xD
Posted By: Metalliken2003 - August 21st, 2009 4:30:30 pm EDT
I loved IT! One of the scariest novels I ever read. Plus the tv mini series brought back a healthy fear of clowns. As a budding writer of fiction I hope I write something even remotely as interesting and scary. That people will still talk about my works for years to come.
Posted By: Ninel - August 20th, 2009 7:54:14 am EDT
The book is so intricate, and it has amazed me beyond words. I just finished it last night, and it actually made me cry when Eddie was killed -- he was almost my favourite, Richie's number one -- and when they were forgetting each other, and Mike was writing about it. So much emotion and detail in it. I can't believe i even started to like IT, but when It killed Eddie (or the spider he was being) I was saying, "No, man, no. Too Far, WAY too far, and then i cried...alot. :) Other than that, i really loved the book. I can just relate to the characters, and after so much reading, i couldn't let them go. I think i'll read it again! Thanks, Stephen King, for the great writing. And every one should look up Stephen King on Unenyclopedia, it's hilarious, i thought it was being serious!
Posted By: Kurtis - August 12th, 2009 2:57:03 am EDT
My cousin posted some clips from the movie on Facebook. I think Tim Curry was perfect. And that's where it starts and where it ends. I think I watched 15 minutes of the movie back in the 90's. I just couldn't bear to watch anymore. Reading other people's comments, we all feel the same. Sadness for the characters, knowing the characters, missing them after we are done. I've read about 95% of Mr. King's novels. But "It" is my favorite, and I have read it about 6 times over the years.
Posted By: Ninanina The Firengin - August 10th, 2009 11:39:43 pm EDT
That is it. I am reading IT. All my friends have said it is to scary but once my mind is made up, it is!
Posted By: Robin - August 6th, 2009 11:22:55 am EDT
I just finished this book and was blown away. It was scary, yes, but so sad also. The kids had a rough time growing up in Derry. I felt for each and everyone of them in their struggle with childhood and all its dark moments. Eddie Kasmarik and I have alot in common, unfortunately, as I am sure many others who have read "It" connected with at least one of the charectors, if not all!
Posted By: Michael - August 1st, 2009 3:29:02 pm EDT
I don't even know where to start with this book. IT was the first book I read by Stephen King and boy do I wish the movie (T.V. short series) was like the book. Everyone always tells me how the movie scared them, but they don't know scared until they read the book. IT was the longest book I've ever read next to the Bible, but this is fiction. For me this is one book I would love to see remade into a movie and if possible get Tim Curry to play Penniewise again even though he's in his 60s now
Posted By: Michael - July 29th, 2009 5:36:27 pm EDT
This book holds a very special place in my memory. I am an avid reader, having put away probably 2 to 4 books a month as far back as I can remember. I am 44 years old as I write this, so you can do the math for yourself, if you like. If you dont, suffice it to say, its quite a number of books. (Ok, admittedly, I dont want to do the math either). This is the only book in my life which, almost immediately after finishing, I read again. You see, the characters had become so familiar to me, I found, when the book was over, I missed them. I missed them terribly. This was over 20 years ago. I think Ill visit them again.
Posted By: Ky Asia - July 24th, 2009 4:53:37 am EDT
I love this story in general. I will always love it. I saw the movie before I read the book, I was maybe 8 or 9 when I saw it. Im 25 now. I was scared of clowns for a very long time. I would have dreams about clowns and all I would picture is IT with his fangs. Very good work. I just got done reading the book. I loved it overall. Some parts could have been cut out in my opinion. But if you really look at it added to the books emotional roller coaster ride.Highs and Lows. The book gives a childhood I never had. I wish I had friends like the people in the Losers Club. I was a single child no brothers and sisters and with no friends until high school. Thank You to Stephen King for writing a great work of art
Posted By: Cesar - July 23rd, 2009 7:19:50 pm EDT
I really want to say thanks to Mr. King for this great story. Thank you Mr. King. from San Jos, Costa Rica.
Posted By: Clay - July 14th, 2009 12:02:30 am EDT
This was the first SK book I read and one of my favorites. I really liked how much detail was put into this novel. Pennywise is one of my favorite villans of all time, however Randall Flagg, I have to say, is my favorite. By the way I am only 13 and I will continue to read your literary works until I finish them all.
Posted By: Mrrockitt - July 5th, 2009 4:47:19 am EDT
Hi all Stephen King fans. I read this book first in my late teens and it blew me away! And then, like the grown-up Heroes in the book, I had hidden it's memory away until a 'trigger' would bring it creeping back to the surface! I was listening to Bruce Springsteen a couple of weeks ago and that was it! (I think it was 'My Home Town' or 'Glory Days' that did it). Fortunately I didn't feel the urge to slit my wrists in the bath like poor old Stan Uris so I got the book out again instead! :) Ad I agree with others on here, it truly is one of the greatest books written. I have not read many Stephen King novels (although I have enjoyed all the ones I have read) but this book had such an impression on me. I don't even consider it a simple 'horror' book because to call it that degrades it. It's more a 'coming of age' book with scary moments! 'Stand By Me' with Gore! Another indication of it's greatness is that, I'm from England, but although I don't understand all the references to 50's American culture it is described with such love and thought by the Author that I feel as though I am there. It works no matter which part of the world you come from! I get the feeling that much of Stephen King's own childhood was poured out in this book (perhaps with the exception of the Clown in the drain though I hope !?) I have never written on any other site like this but just had to do it! For an Englishman it's quite embarrassing to do such a thing actually! So thanks Mr King, for giving the world one of those very few books that made me feel as though I had lost a close friend when I finished it.
Posted By: Vincent - July 4th, 2009 1:17:41 pm EDT
S.K i dont know what to say aside THE BEST....i wish there was another word.but tha stories books are very scarce in Ghana
Posted By: Eddy - July 2nd, 2009 11:09:33 pm EDT
this is the best horror novel ive ever seen, beside the exorcist, now i can know and feel the real thoughts and fear about the novel, really great!, hope the remake be still better than the first movie.
Posted By: M-lena - June 26th, 2009 6:10:46 pm EDT
truly one of the best stephen king novels i have had the pleasure of reading. it has been a long time since i've been creeped out in my own home. that to me is evidence of a truly great storyteller.
Posted By: Mimzy - June 22nd, 2009 9:02:27 pm EDT
the thing that i hate is when i know something is scaring me to death, yet i am only more drawn to read it even more. overall, this is my favorite book by Stephen, beautiful detail. well, done =]
Posted By: Anonymous - June 20th, 2009 6:01:20 pm EDT
Favourite book for nostalgia!
Posted By: Lily_san - June 19th, 2009 2:42:03 pm EDT
i haven't seen the movie, actually i think that i'm never going to do that.... i've seen just parts of it and i remember that i was afraid of taking a bath, and that was enough for me it's so scary!! i prefer to read the book, someday i will, i'm sure of that
Posted By: Elif - June 17th, 2009 9:00:27 am EDT
i love this book and read again and again...it's perfect!(actually i love all stephen king's book :))
Posted By: Anonymous - June 11th, 2009 4:51:07 am EDT
I first read this book 17 years ago and have read it twice again since. It makes me laugh, cry and takes back to my own childhood. The comradery between the children is touching, the scene is set beautifully and I take myself there when I'm reading it. After all these years I can still reel off the childrens names and often find myself watching Bill and Eddie at the side of the stream, with Ben watching from his hiding place. It's the most powerful novel I've ever read.
Posted By: Insomniak - June 4th, 2009 8:11:25 am EDT
I still haven't read all of it. I'm trying to catch my mood with an invisible net, and when my mood creeps into dark, I will finish IT.
Posted By: Sarah /psychokitty - May 23rd, 2009 2:26:48 am EDT
i loooove this book. i was so sad when i finished it. i'm trying to get my mom to read it but she's too scared.
Posted By: Zack - May 19th, 2009 2:47:33 pm EDT
this is also a great book i have personally read it in my free time. i am a fan of all your books.
Posted By: Pennywise - May 19th, 2009 12:24:55 pm EDT
yo the movie is freakin a** scary like wow i got scared when pennywise turned to that spider i screamed like omfg damn its so scary
Posted By: Oubia - May 9th, 2009 7:36:24 pm EDT
This is my favorite book! Stephen King youre awesome!
Posted By: The Turtle - May 6th, 2009 5:06:15 pm EDT
I was recently wrongfully arrested and spent a few days in jail. While I was there I had nothing to do but find something to read. I was given a copy of "IT" . I was a fan of the movie and had read almost everything by Stephen, but when I read this it was like nothing else I have ever experienced in my life. This book saved my sanity and surpassed the movie by leaps and bounds. I owe a lot to Stephen and this book. By the way they found the guilt party and I was released, but I will never forget how great this book is!
Posted By: Anonymous - May 4th, 2009 4:56:59 pm EDT
I loved the book but the ending when it turned into a spider sort of ruined it in my opinion
Posted By: Anonymous - May 2nd, 2009 8:48:10 pm EDT
I heard they are remaking this film!
Posted By: Miroslava.4444 - May 1st, 2009 11:48:10 pm EDT
i guess you won't read it Stephen King but i want to inform you... my message willl be out there and may be, if i'm lucky you'll read this. Well, 4 4 4 4!! i think you understand this. (please some one tell this to stephen king) this is a beautiful book.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 29th, 2009 12:41:48 pm EDT
I loved thid book and I especially loved the movie. I think that Stephan King is a magnificant writter.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 26th, 2009 11:48:37 pm EDT
best book i have ever read and i'm only12
Posted By: James - April 26th, 2009 5:53:24 pm EDT
Hi Stephen, I found this book when I was 17(now 19) and never expected a book to be so great. The greatest times of my life were when I was younger and could go out and play with my neighborhood friends, and I was seeking for something that could give me that same feeling again and "IT" did it for me. Although it's a terrifying book, it made me feel like a little kid again and that`s the hardest thing anybody could ever accomplish. And you accomplished it. Thanks so much. Will be looking forward to countess hours of happiness on paper.
Posted By: Tate - April 23rd, 2009 7:08:31 am EDT
this is the best book i have ever read.im about to start it again for the fourth time.
Posted By: Buddy - April 21st, 2009 11:30:16 pm EDT
the first king book i read i was in the fifth grade and loved it ever since i have been hooked and try to read them all
Posted By: T-Mac - April 20th, 2009 10:03:24 am EDT
Tim Curry did an awesome and terrifying job as Pennywise, a character who i have had nightmares about. Would be awesome with todays technology to redo the movie with Curry. Would top movie chart of the year.
Posted By: Rosana - April 13th, 2009 5:24:47 pm EDT
hello, I`m rosana from argentina, it will be good if this page have a traduccion in spanish! because my english is to bad... and i like stephen king a lot, i want to buy "insomnia" and "IT" but i dont find those books =( big kisses for all!!!
Posted By: William, From Spain - April 12th, 2009 11:17:27 am EDT
it is large, but it's the greatest book that i've read. I prefer the book than the movie, the book is more terryfing and has more mistery; the movie it's OK, but it is too much 'light'. It could be great if there is a remake of the movie.
Posted By: Jordy - April 7th, 2009 2:08:43 pm EDT
It is a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ry large book, but I love it.
Posted By: Bill1222 - April 6th, 2009 4:29:46 am EDT
Simply the best, never beaten, never even equalled. In my view the greatest popular fiction book ever written.
Posted By: SecretWindowLover - April 3rd, 2009 8:28:24 pm EDT
I LOVED this book, it is quite possbily the best book i have ever read, not only by that genius we know as Stephen King, but ever, in my whole life. I think the thing i loved the most about IT was the timeless friendship that resided in the losers club, after twenty seven years, they were still willing to come to each other's aid and stop the monster living under Derry. I loved Pennywise, though, he was quite possibly the best-crafted/thought through villan i have ever heard of. Pennywise is the best. Thank you Stephen King, if it weren't for you, Pennywise might still be hiding in the sewers of Derry, waiting to be brought into the light.
Posted By: -The Road Virus- - March 30th, 2009 9:07:17 am EDT
Mr. King needs to go back and try to top "IT" by writing an even better "the Ultimate Boogeyman Tale", and if he didn't top it, would be fine....but he should think of things like this. I'm on page 100 and SERIOUSLY enjoying this novel. I hope King writes more It/The Stand/ The Shining style for his last novels.
Posted By: Skunk - March 28th, 2009 10:59:09 pm EDT
IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST SCARY WORKS OF KING I WAS SO SCARED BUT I READ ON!!! -skunk
Posted By: Anonymous - March 20th, 2009 4:16:10 pm EDT
Even though I just started reading it and my sister tells me not to, I am hooked!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 17th, 2009 2:35:21 pm EDT
Such a good book I've read it three times now, and every time I get lost in the world of Derry, mystifying, scary and relentless. Once you start reading your hooked, absolute genius; 'The magic exists'.
Posted By: Slagathor - March 16th, 2009 6:45:35 pm EDT
Hello , I love this book!!!! I am turning 12 on march 27 .. I love this book so far :D !!! I'm only on page 633 though (on 3/16) oh well... i cant wait 2 finish it and go onto the shining!! :
Posted By: B.Tackitt - March 16th, 2009 8:46:46 am EDT
LOVE this book. Please, reissue it in Kindle format?
Posted By: Anonymous - March 13th, 2009 7:21:00 pm EDT
I loved this one it's definitely his best and there's a film version being written but it's set in the present day if it doesn't have the flashbacks then it's gonna b crap
Posted By: Horrror-master-nightmare - March 13th, 2009 7:05:20 pm EDT
im 13 and luv stephen king he inspries me 2 write scary stories my 1st scary story was kinda of the rage his first story
Posted By: Balrog21 - March 13th, 2009 2:51:58 am EDT
This book is by far my favorite book by King and next to the Lord of the Rings my favorite book of all time. There are none better.
Posted By: Stephenie Meyer - March 8th, 2009 6:35:10 pm EDT
This novel gave me chills at night.I absolutely love it!It is so great.I wish there were more books like this in the world.
Posted By: MissManderz - February 27th, 2009 10:43:49 pm EST
Loved this book, gave me the chills, the kind of thrill I love!
Posted By: StephenKingFan - February 25th, 2009 4:52:07 pm EST
IT is an AMAZING book!!! I read it three times so far. Stephen King is a fantastic writer and I love how he potrayed the friendship between the seven kids (I also liked the movie.) Read IT!!!
Posted By: Shane - February 24th, 2009 1:16:45 pm EST
a very good book. My favorite part of the book is when they all returned back to derry.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 22nd, 2009 12:35:54 pm EST
stephen king i thought the story you wrote about it was a way to expressive people scary things can be.
Posted By: Max Kelly - February 21st, 2009 7:36:56 am EST
This is the first Stephen King book i ever bought. since then, i have read and owned: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, all Dark Tower Books, The Talisman, Insomnia, The Mist, Cujo, the dead zone, Salem's lot, the stand, and the shining. You have inspired me to become a horror writer also.
Posted By: Nick - February 21st, 2009 6:30:26 am EST
I personally think that I.T. was the best book i have ever read with the most deep emotional involvement. I consider STEPHEN KING to be the greatest writer, maybe the only who must be considered a GOD in this magic world of books. I intent to read all his works because, till now i already read about 8. I'm from Romania and one of my dreams is to visit one day DERRY.
Posted By: Anya - February 20th, 2009 6:36:30 pm EST
I love this book! It is scary, creepy, and thouroghly amazing!!!
Posted By: Davida - February 20th, 2009 12:15:38 pm EST
defenitely one of my favorite books of Stephen. it represents all my fears in just one clown, i would read it as many times possibles, i never get tired of it.
Posted By: Sarawael - February 19th, 2009 4:30:16 pm EST
this is awesome.I loved this novel so much it was like I'm living the events.It was like alive experience
Posted By: Jimmy (Real Name Is James - February 19th, 2009 1:56:48 pm EST
Hello, I read the book It and it was really great. I loved all the horror scenes in this book. Stephen King writes books to the max. The part about George in the beginning is a little horrifying but, it makes Bill seem to want revenge. One of King's ABSOLUTE BEST!!
Posted By: Jeremy - February 14th, 2009 9:17:51 pm EST
The only book I was too scared to finish. I put it down about 4 years ago, and read all the Dark Towers instead! I think I'll give it another try soon, once Duma Key's done.
Posted By: T - February 9th, 2009 3:40:47 pm EST
I am reading "It" right now and it is so scary but I just can't put it down! :) I have read alot of Stephen King books and hope to read them all! My favorite so far was the Dark Tower Collection. Amazing work and awsome stories. I pray I get a chance to read all of his books. I just can't seem to get enough:)
Posted By: Daniel - February 2nd, 2009 9:55:50 am EST
is a good book .............
Posted By: Gen - January 31st, 2009 12:00:58 am EST
Brilliant book, crappy movie.
Posted By: Pogot - January 28th, 2009 11:04:34 am EST
This is truly an amazing novel, by one of the most gifted horror authors of our time.
Posted By: Mikey - January 12th, 2009 9:04:18 am EST
my fav book, cant get enough,
Posted By: Casey - January 11th, 2009 5:49:13 pm EST
This is my favorite Stephen King books. His style is very perplexing in such a way that you keep on reading. I have to say, the lenght was a bit much, but for Stephen, it was worth IT.
Posted By: Doug - January 7th, 2009 11:43:51 am EST
I really liked the book. The suspence, and all the terror in the charicters, the movie kind of ruined it because it doesnt let you imagine the way you want everything to look like, but it was still a great book.
Posted By: Emma - January 6th, 2009 11:04:51 am EST
I LOVE this book! One of his absolutely best! :)
Posted By: Esk - January 6th, 2009 9:38:12 am EST
One of the best books I ever read.
Posted By: Kelly12 - January 5th, 2009 2:25:20 pm EST
I read this book over million times and it is by far my favorite book in the world. i love stephen king all his books are amazing!!!
Posted By: Abby - January 2nd, 2009 11:31:34 pm EST
IT is my favorite Stephen King book. It is not only insidiously creepy but beautiful in it's depiction of childhood friendship. Oh when oh when will this be available as an audiobook? It can only enhance the experience.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 29th, 2008 12:15:47 am EST
Excellent book, one of King's BEST. The movie... ehh. Tim was awesome as Pennywise, and some of the actors were very good. But it comes across as very dated and being that it was made for TV really takes the heart and soul out of it. RE-DO!!!! And if Tim could do Pennywise again, WHOO HOO!!!
Posted By: Vicky - December 27th, 2008 7:30:59 pm EST
wow, this book was so amazing, and when the movie goes out, i was so excited, but, the movie, was no equal to the book, the book was so much better. congratulacion Mr. King you are the my favorite writer.
Posted By: Val* - December 27th, 2008 6:27:42 pm EST
Ok. This is my favourite book ever. The one I really really love. The best. The greatest. The most beautiful ever. I loved the characters, the story, everything. Then, I saw the movie and... it was the worst movie ever, I think. Pennywise was the only I can save from that terrible movie. But the book... oh!
Posted By: Joey - December 27th, 2008 12:51:17 am EST
i just finished this book and i absolutely loved it. i ahve so many unanswered questions though. like is pennywise really dead, and what really made the Losers foget that summer and each other and the final confrontation. also is the Turtle really dead? if someone could give me these answers it would be much appreciated, i already have ideas on what the answers are but i would like to know others opinoins based on some of SK's other works.
Posted By: Matthew_D - December 26th, 2008 6:46:22 am EST
I think it's fair to say that Stephen King will be remembered like Dickens because of this novel, loved it!
Posted By: Okami - December 22nd, 2008 5:47:08 pm EST
It's one of my favorite movies, but now that I read the novel I realize that it is almost nothing from history, and objects too, it will be possible some day to see a new version? I imagine it would be better as a mini series of more than 5 chapters. bye
Posted By: Laura - December 18th, 2008 9:47:12 am EST
This was the first book I read by SK and I was hypnotized from start to finish. I absolutely adored it. After reading the book I thought I have got to see the film....I was very disappointed. Loved Pennywise but the other characters just didnt get me loving them on screen as much as I did in the book.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 17th, 2008 12:30:22 pm EST
I love this movie. It's one of my all time favorites! I never read the book yet, but I would absolutely love to! Stephen King is such a great author !
Posted By: Raquel Asher - December 16th, 2008 7:09:00 pm EST
Loved the book, then I saw the movie and read IT again and again.
Posted By: Beast - December 16th, 2008 5:42:19 pm EST
I loved this book!!! It is Wonderfully Written!!
Posted By: Keonin - December 16th, 2008 1:16:25 pm EST
this book was incredible when i read it
Posted By: Anonymous - December 10th, 2008 1:53:14 am EST
I completely loved the movie so I bought the book two months ago. It was amazing the only disappointing part was that many words were completely mispelled or replaced with symbols such as *. Overall, IT is my favorite book :D
Posted By: Nick - December 7th, 2008 11:43:31 am EST
My absolute favorite piece of fiction. I've read it five times, including once by candlelight - which turned out to be a huge mistake!
Posted By: Scott - December 6th, 2008 4:04:21 pm EST
I loved this book. I came so close to crying near the end of it. The last page was ended so perfectly. I saw the movie not a half hour ago. It does not do this book justice. I say Mr. KIng should try to get a remake made.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 4th, 2008 8:44:58 pm EST
great book, one of my all-time favorites!
Posted By: Bpepe24 - December 4th, 2008 4:27:53 pm EST
This was quite possibly one of the best written horror stories that I have ever read. The way Pennywise was described in the flashbacks that all of the kids had gave me the chills through and through. Loved the book!
Posted By: Scooter - December 4th, 2008 2:27:11 am EST
It was the first King novel I read at the age of 13 and I have recently reread it and it has never lost its appeal! The kinship betweeen the characters is amazing and by the time the book concludes you have this empty feeling of loss as you will never know if Ben and Bev are still together and so on. It is really an extrodinary book and it is directly responsible for my consdirable collection of Stephen King novels. Now in my 30's I still read his books and are in the midst of the Dark Tower series and all thanks to IT!
Posted By: Snuffy - December 3rd, 2008 10:06:46 am EST
I'm 16 Years old And have only read a few of your books. So far this is the creepiest! A wonderfuly written horror. I have enjoyed reading your work. Thank-you Snuffy
Posted By: Jason - December 2nd, 2008 9:04:44 pm EST
I loved the film but never read the book. How can a manwrite stories the chilling way Stephen does. I was wordering if it is the same in the states but over here in Scotland most Stephen king novels i've seen don't really have pictures like the pictures on the novels i've seen on this site but actually just say 'Stephen King' in huge letters and have a tiny picture.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 2nd, 2008 8:57:09 pm EST
This book is an epic epitome of true literature. It's themes are moving and it's characters are family. Everything is placed so perfectly, so right. Even at 1,138 pages, the story never feels bloated. One of King's best and that is really saying something because quality is rarely absent in this man's work. He is vastly underrated and IT really proves any baseless critics wrong.
Posted By: Sean Adair - November 29th, 2008 2:07:49 am EST
I wonder when the remake to the movie is going to be released on Sci-Fi. Do you have any idea when it's going to be released? I don't know how anyone's going to top Tim Curry. Hopefully it wont be like those god-awful Sci-Fi original movies. I know it will be a Sci-Fi mini-series (personally, I think a Theatrical release would have better financial results.) but I'm hoping it will be treated with more care.
Posted By: Tidesman - November 27th, 2008 2:09:49 pm EST
i unfortunatly have not read the book. The movie has been stuck with my ever since i first saw it. I'm amazed at how many people are frightened of clowns due to it. IT has been with me so long that i have a pennywise tattoo
Posted By: Anonymous - November 23rd, 2008 4:08:26 pm EST
I love this book so much. its such a good thriller. stephen king is like the best author in the world! It is reallly scary and its such a good book.
Posted By: El Grogg - November 21st, 2008 8:53:14 am EST
i saw the movie when i was 7 and it affected me like no other. for the remainder of my childhood i could not use the bathroom without first having to put the plug in the sink and the bath. it also began for me a lifelong fear of clowns. reading the novel for the first time at the age of 21 was like an exorcism of all the demons left over in my brain from the movie. dense and highly engaging the novel is so much more than just a freakishly scary clown. it is the greatest account of childhood innocence i have ever read, capturing the experience of youth like no other. for 1200 pages i was a frightened child again, but in a good way, if such a thing is possible
Posted By: Nicole - November 16th, 2008 5:30:52 pm EST
the clown is scary
Posted By: Bethhx - November 16th, 2008 2:02:43 pm EST
im twelve. im from england and my dad has this book. he said im nto aloud to read it. but i will ;)
Posted By: CREEP - November 14th, 2008 11:12:40 am EST
I REALLY ENJOYED IT, IT IS THE BEST DAMN BOOK I'VE RED.
Posted By: IOD12 - November 12th, 2008 11:21:33 am EST
I first read this book when I was 14 and it had a profound impact on me. Not only was I terrified to the point that I couldn't do my paper route in the morning without having a nervous breakdown, I couldn't even perform the simple task of brushing my teeth. Of course this didn't stop me from reading it over and over. It's been 14 years since that time and as a Post-Graduate student studying literature I can still say that without a doubt that IT is the my favorite book of all time.
Posted By: Fenderforever - November 11th, 2008 7:58:41 pm EST
I'm a 13 year old girl from oregon. This book was really amazing. the descriptions gave a vast personality to every character. I finished this book in 2 weeks.
Posted By: DLister1 - November 5th, 2008 8:55:57 pm EST
Just want to say that I still love this book after reading it ten times and would love if it were to be remade to expand on the television screenplay. That Pennywise, what a clown! (sorry!)
Posted By: TomCat81 - November 3rd, 2008 1:41:23 pm EST
IT is probably the best book I've ever read. Certainly in my top three. I must admit, I struggled with a hundred or so pages throughout, but I'm so glad I persevered. IT is the work of magic. When I was a pre-pubescent in the early nineties, I recall seeing the TV adaptation, and being terrified. Reading the book some fifteen years later -in my mid twenties- evoked memories of that time in more ways than one. That's the beauty of the book, it takes you back to your own childhood, guides you into your own fears and nightmares from the time, and brings you out the other end. It may have been set in a different country, in a different era, but it resonates with me. IT may be a work of fiction, but there is something significant in there that I can relate to about my own past. It's epic and strong. Does it say that fear is a state of mind? Maybe it does, just maybe...
Posted By: Ginger1974 - November 2nd, 2008 8:35:29 am EST
i first read this book when i was fifteen im now 34 ive never read another book that was as gripping , too this day i still get emotional , i read this book whenever im down in the dumps and it still has the same effect on me . the movie let me down BIG TIME i think a remake should be done but do it animated the fx would be a lot better and this time leave in 29 neibolt street . that would be the nuts .
Posted By: Jack Daniels - October 29th, 2008 2:58:24 pm EDT
Hi! I'm an Italian fifteen-years-old boy and I read It. This book is amazing and fantastic I haven't words to describe this book!
Posted By: PonyPants - October 29th, 2008 10:04:36 am EDT
this is my most favorite story of all time. I have read it over and over, and I listen to it on audiobook, and every time it grips me and I have to see it through to the end. Ill forever be one of the "losers" at heart.
Posted By: Paddy - October 29th, 2008 2:53:22 am EDT
This book is easily King's finest hour. I read the 1093 pages in a few days because of the immense journey it took me on. I read the Shining, which was an amazing novel, but it didn't have anywhere near the effect IT had on me. The characters are the finest ever jotted down on paper, and my clownphobia has never been stronger. If you read this, make a friend read it too... (an intelligent one...) and you'll find the discussions last hours. I don't consider this horror, despite the terror it brought to my imagination. No, this is 100% pure classic.
Posted By: Lazyoldjack - October 27th, 2008 3:20:07 am EDT
I love Stephen King, although thats what my mum says (she says your the best)....** ** So i am going to start reading your book IT tonight. The movie looked great although i have not yet seen it. Just some clips of youtube. **
Posted By: BillDenbroughBeatsTheDevil - October 26th, 2008 6:01:46 pm EDT
Beautiful, Tragic, Funny, Terrifying. Stephen Kings best novel of all time and probably one of the greatest books of all time.
Posted By: Jerrymiah - October 24th, 2008 3:07:55 pm EDT
When is the audio version going to come out??? I've been waiting patiently for 22 years!
Posted By: Angel - October 18th, 2008 2:07:36 pm EDT
i have the book and i am reading it and from what i have read it is a good book and i have also seen the movie.
Posted By: Jon - October 14th, 2008 7:56:02 am EDT
Why does It choose the name pennywise and Bob Gray, it seems to have taken it from someone along the line the monster in the Library Policeman, does anyone know why and is Bob Gray explored?
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Posted By: Brad - October 9th, 2008 5:50:36 pm EDT
This has got to be my favaourite film of all time.Watched it once and got hooked.Cant wait to read the book!!
Posted By: Spike - October 7th, 2008 1:37:16 pm EDT
you need to do a remake of the movie for this book the movie allready out does not potrey enuph detail as you put in the book it needs to be more scary with more detail cus like the spider thing at the end killed the movie i looked so fake but if u were to redo it now with new tec. it would be beter and tell me if im right all it is is just the clown that was mutated 200 years ago? cus when mike handlen was giving a report in class he sayed some thing about some thing going wrong and hundreds of people vanishing and what is with the people of dairy do they know about it or not? and did adra loose her job what about bill cus greco dint want ether of them to go plz write back x: Spike ps:sorry for the murder of the names .
Posted By: Doc - October 6th, 2008 4:17:57 pm EDT
King really confronts the nature of fear in this book and how fears from our childhood will follow us (under new faces) until we confront them and conquer them. When I was a teenager I could relate to this book because I too felt like an outcast. Oh, to have friends like Bill, Bev, Ben, Richie, Stan, Mike and Eddie. I only wish the ending wouldn't have ventured "into the cosmos" and the ritual of CHUD. The Turtle and the macroverse was very hard to understand. I know there is some "Dark Tower" philosophy at play here, but I couldn't wrap my brain around it. It's been almost twenty eight years since It was destroyed. I wonder if we will ever see the Loser's Club survivor's return to Derry?
Posted By: Marlon - September 27th, 2008 12:52:34 am EDT
Hi I'm from Mexico and well I love this book sooo much, it's just my favourite one, I'm not such a big reader but one thing is sure, everytime I read there's 75% that I will read one of your books, congratulations I really admire you and your work, for me you're the best writer worldwide. I'm just reading a book called here "mientras escribo (I know translations are soo bad at times, more in my country jaja but I think it would be something like "while I write" If I were translating it directly from spanish)"...well the point is that I'm very interested about writing but for showing you my work...well I think it'dnt be that easy cause my english is not perfect as you can see..that's really sad cause nothing could be compared to getting an opinion from the best..well I hope I can find some kind of variant/answer for my little big trouble. Well I must end...just let me say thanks a lot for being what you're, you have opened a door inside of me...like a new world, I improve my language skills, imagination and so many things more. I'm really grateful and I hope someday I can give something back to you, I love drawing and I'm pretty good, maybe somehow I will draw something for you, I will give the best of me. Well....greetings from Mexico.
Posted By: Ams - September 25th, 2008 2:05:33 pm EDT
This book is one of the best books i have ever read. the first time i read IT, i was in 4th grade, and found the book in my moms book cubboard. Ever since, i have read that book at least 3 times a year. now, being a jr in high school , i have i huge work load in getting ready to graduate, and such, so instead of making time for friends, i make time to read his books.
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Posted By: Patty! - September 23rd, 2008 11:52:19 pm EDT
This is my absolute favorite book. I could not stop reading it, I stayed up at night, read during school, at work, everywhere I went, I took it. This is the only book ever to give me nightmares, and a lot of them too, I afraid of all the little dark places in my room. Gotta love King=]
Posted By: Cheetohs - September 21st, 2008 2:28:20 am EDT
I've had this movie ever since I was 4. When I was 12, I came across the book in the school library. I was really scared to check it out at first bevause everytime I pass that movie, I run. I finally checked it out and is one of my fav books. I had to get parental consent to check out your books at the library. So far I've read at least 5 from the library. I really enjoy your books. Desperation is my fav book in the wholw world! I haven't read the Regulators, but I'm just happy you write fantastic books!
Posted By: SentiMoe - September 18th, 2008 5:17:09 pm EDT
This is fantastic. Truly a great novel. I really love IT, since it reminds me of my childhood and my former self, without the monstger part of course. Hope they'll remake the movie, I1d really love it.
Posted By: Sammy - September 18th, 2008 12:33:13 pm EDT
this book was the best book i have ever read. the movie was not a good a the book but it was ok. are you going to read another book like this one?
Posted By: Pennywise The Dancing Clown - September 17th, 2008 1:31:20 pm EDT
thank you for writing a very in depth biography of me, you captured everything perfect.
Posted By: Broughy - September 17th, 2008 7:00:21 am EDT
The best story ever written, thankyou.
Posted By: John - September 11th, 2008 2:52:38 pm EDT
No doubt the finest Novel I've ever read in my life. I read it once a year and always find myself wondering why this book isn't sitting atop lists of great American literature.
Posted By: Sk-fan-for-life - September 11th, 2008 4:02:42 am EDT
i love this book sooooooo much ive read it 6 times. and ive seen the movie more times then i can count. i love you stephen king. i love all of your books ive read so far. and thats about 100.
Posted By: Stephen_king_fan - September 9th, 2008 4:35:40 pm EDT
omg this is an awesome book and movie it scared me when i was little and it stilll does way to go SK
Posted By: Thelostbeetle - September 8th, 2008 6:14:36 pm EDT
when i was in the third grade my father had already read me most of his King collection, but he felt i was old enough to read on my own. So one day shortly after christmas he gives me "It" and tells me to enjoy it. Before "green eggs and ham", before" the giving tree", and before" are you there god " I had "It". while now i have an awesomely twisted mind and an outlook on life that scares old ladies, then when i would be sitting next to my fathers with that giant ,at the time, book in my lap i knew he thought i was the best little girl in the world and when i closed the book you could feel the pride gleam out of him. The last and only thing me and my father will ever have in commom will be King.
Posted By: ManWNoName - September 8th, 2008 5:32:47 pm EDT
Either my first or second favorite of King's novels...only read six or seven at this point, but if they don't make a huge jump from great to utterly crappy, I'll be reading a lot more in the future. I have never read anything that succeeded in getting me reading well into the night as his works have. I find myself going to Borders, buying three or four, and finishing them all in a week or two, never more. Homework and sports are forgotten. I lock myself in my room, so to speak, and don't come out until its done or I need to pee, not to put too fine a point on it. The Shining was great, so was Desperation, although slightly ridiculous. Salem's Lot was one of my all time favorites, and Needful Things, although a lot of the critics reemed it, I really enjoyed. The huge shame is what terrible movies the adaptations turn out to be. Some are really great, like the two Shinings, Stand by Me, and the Stand. 1408 wasn't bad either. What I wouldnit give to be the one to make a pretty big budgeted, cinematic adaptation of something like Needful Things. There is so much potential in all of them, and all they ever amount to is terrible to fairly good TV movies or films like Kubrick's which, although a landmark in cinema and terrific entertainment, is an insult to the book and King himself. I mean to be a screenwriter and/or director, and if it ever turns out, a project I look forward to doing, a project that I hope I could do, will be a King movie.
Posted By: Kemble - September 8th, 2008 12:50:04 pm EDT
I liked the book a lot, but the move threw me off. Other than that good job!
Posted By: Elvis2 - September 5th, 2008 5:30:40 pm EDT
This book is AMAZING!, it's full of details that remind me of being a kid and back at school. The characters remind me of some friends i had at school! this is my favorite King novel
Posted By: Anonymous - August 28th, 2008 10:20:17 am EDT
I agree. I have just started listening to audio books and have been consuming them. Now I can keep one book on hand to read and one in the car at all times. Please put this book (and the Stand) on audio CD.
Posted By: Valerie - August 26th, 2008 12:07:18 pm EDT
Holy cow. This book is the reason I'm so afraid of clowns.
Posted By: Samalamadingdong - August 26th, 2008 11:21:38 am EDT
I realy love the book my mom got scared of it and stoped at chapter 16 but i finshed it now im doing a book seller project on it and i need help because it calls for info about the author and I cant find any thing im 15 and so far from the hundres of books i read "It" is my most favrrite
Posted By: Grim Grizzly - August 24th, 2008 2:21:52 pm EDT
I thought the book was ~RAD~! Of course, with all novels that are made into movies, there is always bound to be some lacking involved. I thought the movie was good. Not too sure about the ending though. This story, with out a doubt, is my favorite of all stories. It reminds me of being a kid!
Posted By: Meggie - August 24th, 2008 3:30:09 am EDT
ive been petrified over the thought of seeing the movie so i told everyone id read the book first to get an idea of the movie. i just finished the book and a little excited for the movie......not too excited to see the clown show up though, thats what got me afraid of IT to begin with
Posted By: Ella Moor - August 22nd, 2008 7:30:33 pm EDT
I LOVE THIS BOOK IT OMG IT'S REALLY GOOD BUT I HAVENT SEEN THE MOVIE HOW GOOD IS IT. I LOVE STEPHEN KINGS BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Matthew - August 19th, 2008 10:58:53 am EDT
i saw the movie on tv loved it and then i figured out it was a book that was my first stephen king book and still my favorite i fell like bev,ben,richie,stan,bill,mike and eddie are some of my best freinds
Posted By: Pennywise The Dancing Clown - August 18th, 2008 6:53:22 am EDT
Perfect Film..Perfect Novel.......Thanks Stephen King
Posted By: Absolute Darlin - August 17th, 2008 7:01:27 pm EDT
Oh My Dayzzz...This One Brings Back Memorys. I First Watched This When I Was 4, IT Scared The Life Out Of Me And Still Does!
Posted By: Devolution23 - August 17th, 2008 12:33:46 pm EDT
Possible the best novel of this genre ever written. So much depth and detail.What is it 1100 or 1200 pages? Who cares if had been 3000 pages i would have read it twice. This was my first King novel and I read it in 1987. However, The made for tv movie SUCKED! Too bad it wasn't done right like the green mile was.
Posted By: Babybossman - August 14th, 2008 3:00:47 pm EDT
Please release IT on unabridged audio CD. Every SK work that's been issued on audio is in my library. IT has never been released on audio. It is one of my top 3 favorites of all Stephen King novels (Insomnia, The Stand). I read it when it first came out and many times thereafter. Now I am legally blind and unable to read books. I was able to borrow audio casette version from National Library of Congress (available to the blind) but it's not the same as having Stephen King (missing Frank Muller!) or another narrate. Please issue on audio. SK is one of the only authors who can narrate his own work and he would be my first choice for narrating IT. Horror. Scary, Sci-Fi...call it what you will, it's an excellent story with people you like and relate to. SK is one fine story teller and this novel speaks to what scared us as children and, lo and behold, we're still scared as adults! Thanks, A Constant Reader
Posted By: Jeff - August 12th, 2008 10:35:04 pm EDT
Any idea where I can find this book in the audio form ? I have searched Amazon and some other sites and can't find it. -jeff
Posted By: P.wize - August 8th, 2008 3:18:27 am EDT
amazing... oone of my favorites. just tonight i started reading it again, one thing i never understood is why does pennywise refers "itself" as bob gray? ps. im from mexico too
Posted By: El Greco - August 7th, 2008 5:32:16 pm EDT
This is the movie i saw when i was 12-13 and loved. I must have seen it a dozen times. A great horror story (not good for people who are afraid of clowns) When i discovered who wrote the book, i became King's fan.
Posted By: Stephanie Rocha - July 30th, 2008 1:23:07 am EDT
I really love this book.. Im so amazed about the history and the characters.. This is one of my favorite books.. PS. sorry about my bad english.. Im from Mexico
Posted By: Rjt65 - July 24th, 2008 11:20:38 am EDT
Afraid of clowns? Than do not read this! (well you really should get over it and read this) You will never look at a clown the same way!
Posted By: Anonymous - July 23rd, 2008 10:12:25 pm EDT
Mayhap the single greatest horror novel ever penned, may it do ya fine. This is a true masterpiece, scary as hell and beyond brilliant. Not only a classic of the genre, but of literature in general. Moby-Dick, eat your heart out; here are some real characters, some of my best friends.